Nissan's Engineers Are Creepily Trying To Replicate Human Skin

With cars getting generally better and better all the time, the things that automakers seek to improve become more and more subtle. Like how everything feels. Up until fairly recently, the only concern about how interior materials interacted with your hands was basically just making sure they didn't lacerate you too » 10/22/12 2:00pm 10/22/12 2:00pm

Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger To "Fight Back" With Better Trim,…

Chrysler's latest survival scheme? Fancy toys in budget models. It used to be, that if you wanted heated seats and other fancy interior amenities in your Chrysler Sebring or Dodge Avenger, you had to plop down more cash for the 3.5-liter V6-equipped models. Now, as the company struggles to stay afloat amid high gas… » 7/18/08 1:11pm 7/18/08 1:11pm

2010 Acura NSX Interior Shows Off Paddle Shifters And Un-Zubaz-Like…

If the 2010 Acura NSX's Nürburgring lap didn't hit the right spot, take a look at this new shot showing off the interior for the first time. We're a little disappointed that the stylish Zubaz-esque exterior camo isn't reflected on the inside of the cockpit, but then again, who cares, those gauges look so purdy we… » 6/20/08 1:00pm 6/20/08 1:00pm

Nestt Futuristic Car Seat Design Makes Us Shed A Tear

There's something about a good bucket-seat. You know, the kind that fit you just right, look sexy, and make you feel at one with the machine. On the other hand, Nestt's version of the bucket isn't sexy—at all. And I'm not sure that it would fit anyone right enough to make them feel at one with their ride.… » 2/05/08 2:00pm 2/05/08 2:00pm

A Car of the Future by a Tape Company? 3M Says Yes

The 3M company of tape and packing supplies fame has teamed up with automotive supplier Visteon to show off this futuristic car interior at the Consumer Electronics Show. The two have reportedly dumped upwards of 50 so-called "innovative technologies" into this interior. Wow, 50 is a mighty big number, though some are… » 1/08/08 11:00am 1/08/08 11:00am

Nissan Forum Concept Interior Drawings

We've mentioned the Nissan Forum Concept before, which is going to debut at the the Detroit Auto Show and give us some hints as to where the next Quest is going to be. In addition to the radical styling, the Mommy wagon is going to be packed with kid/dad/driver distracting technologies such as an advanced Bose Media… » 11/30/07 10:45am 11/30/07 10:45am

Gauging the Future: GM Dash Designs Sans Smelly Plastic

It'll take GM more than a few rounds of Buick Entourage or '08 Saturn VUE to purge memory banks of the landfill-grade interior plastic that surrounded the cabin of a 1980 Citation. The company's best hope is to improve matters quickly, so younger buyers will forget more-recent interior debacles before the decade's… » 8/31/07 10:14am 8/31/07 10:14am

Captain Lutz's Violin: Cadillac Gets New Interior, Exotic Wood

GM wants you to know that despite decades of treating car interiors like the waiting room at Sears Auto Center, its cars' insides have become very, very important. That's why today that company's pounding the media drums regarding the interior of the 2007 Cadillac SRX crossover — how it's been completely redesigned,… » 7/13/06 3:30pm 7/13/06 3:30pm