The Best Dashboards Of 2018
When you buy a car, you’re going to spend the majority of your time in it. So unless you have a photo of your car stapled to your steering wheel, you’re going to look at the interior more than the exterior. Therefore, it’s very important that it looks good. Looking for a new car with a great looking interior? Look no further!
Mercedes is no stranger to a high quality interior. But when they put an interior similar to their flagship S-Type into their bottom of the range car, we had to give it our attention and choose it for this list. It’s simple and centred around the driver. Using the touchpad, the driver can customise the dual 10.25-inch display to their taste, as well. The leather and metal materials used are of a high quality, and the ambient lighting adds to the mood.
While the A8 is Audi’s executive saloon, it targets to please the occupants in the back over the driver. Because of this, we’ve chosen the A7 which is designed to give the driver complete control and comfort. It uses the Virtual Cockpit technology to provide the driver with an interactive, customisable, and informative view, while the other two screens in the centre allow the driver to change settings quickly and easily. This means there are few buttons leaving the interior looking less cluttered and cleaner.
Like the Mercedes, the materials are of high quality.
Range Rover Velar
The cascading design with multiple screens is becoming very popular in more expensive cars. The interior of the Velar implements it nicely into its dash with extra storage space to be found behind the bottom touchscreen. This also leaves the interior with few buttons which results in less clutter. The shape of the interior cocoons the driver in information which can be customised. Again, the quality of the materials are high.
Jaguar Land Rover is again using a similar interior to the Velar in their all-electric I-Pace, and while it’s a little more cluttered with a few buttons (I’m splitting hairs here), the best thing about this interior is how spacious it is. Due to their not being an engine and the batteries lining the floor, the cockpit can stretch further over the front of the car with plenty of leg space available, too.
While the interior is exquisite, that’s not why it’s on this list. Due to the carbon fibre monocoque, the pillars can be extremely small meaning there is great visibility around the car. It also has a revolving instrument cluster which can adapt to an on-track scenario by exaggerating the engine speed readout and gear selection. The rest of the instruments face the driver allowing them complete control.
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