In a video, Honda showcases a new interior design philosophy that will shape the interior design of future Honda models. Johnathan Norman, Creative Lead for Honda Interior Design in the U.S., provides insight into the new philosophy behind the interior design direction. Inspired by the classic human-centered designs of early Honda vehicles, the brand's new simplicity and "something" philosophy helps enhance the driving experience by eliminating complexity and advancing the user experience through thoughtful and pleasing design elements. The new design philosophy features a renewed focus on Honda's classic "Man Maximum/Machine Minimum" approach that maximizes cabin space, while minimizing space required for mechanical components.
The highlights of the new Audi A3 Sportback
In 1996, the Audi A3 established the premium compact class. Now the brand with the four rings presents the fourth generation of its successful model. From the cockpit to the light signature and infotainment, the new Audi A3 Sportback is digitalized. The compact five-door model with progressive steering, adaptive chassis and powerful engines demonstrates that it not only looks sporty, but is just as dynamic on the road. Electrified drives ensure high efficiency, supported by innovative assistance systems.
Design icon meets future: the Volvo P1800 and the recently launched Volvo C40 Recharge are six decades apart, but an extraordinary design unites the two. The legendary sports coupé, which is now celebrating its 60th birthday, provided ideas for the design of the robust crossover model based on SUVs with coupé-like lines. At the end of 2021, the Volvo C40 Recharge will roll onto the streets, which will be the first Volvo series to be driven exclusively by a fully electric drive and to be sold exclusively online - this means that the vehicle has the potential to write a new, important chapter in the company's history.
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class (length/width/height: 5469/1921/1510 millimetres) is a classic three-box saloon. Distinguishing features at the front include the distinctive bonnet with a chromed fin and the Mercedes-Maybach radiator grille. This is highly recognisable by its vertical, three-dimensional trim strips. The word mark MAYBACH is elegantly integrated into the chrome surround of the grille. It features a fixed quarterlight in the C-pillar. Exclusivity is emphasised by the Maybach brand logo on the C-pillar. On request, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be equipped with electrically operated comfort rear doors. The exclusive appearance of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class can be enhanced by a two-tone paint finish with a dividing line which is applied by hand to the highest quality standards. This is available as optional equipment, as is the DIGITAL LIGHT headlamp technology. This allows new functions, e.g. the projection of guidelines or warning symbols onto the road ahead. DIGITAL LIGHT has a light module with three extremely powerful LEDs in each headlamp, whose light is refracted and directed by 1.3 million micro-mirrors.