Cars are so reliant on computers and technology, nowadays, that it seems like things like the engine or transmission are afterthoughts.
This isn’t some kind of “old is better than new,” bah-humbug style rant, but cars are becoming more and more about their electronics than about their mechanics, and it shows in their designs.
Car design, especially interior design, has become radically different over the past decade or so.
Interior design has become far more focused on technology, incorporating navigation, smartphones and Wifi. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, though; times are a changin, as Bob Dylan would say.
I’m going to say BMW does this better than anyone, with the i3 and I’m not just saying that because this is BMWLOG.
I’ve been in many, many new cars of all kinds in the past few years, and the BMW i3 is easily the most forward thinking interior I’ve ever had the pleasure of sitting in.