At the Detroit Auto Show: Oft-overlooked interiors make a colorful comeback
Photo: Starre Vartan
The interior of the BWW i8 electric vehicle. I'm in love with the look of the bright blue seatbelts against the brown leather seats, which are sustainably processed and dyed.
Sweet non-circular steering wheel on this Audi.
The door of the Audi; see interior below. That woven metallic detail is so perfect, and though it looks like it might be hard and scratchy, the material was actually quite smooth and soft. Very 2012 and beyond.
Red and black is a classic dynamic color combination, calling to mind the subtle flames of a well-stoked bonfire. (Audi)
Little details, like a gleaming seat pull on this two-door Mercedes sportscar, take a car interior from ho-hum to fabulous.
Hand-stitched, creamy brown leather reminicent of horseback riding boots offsets the gleamy in-car phone in this Mercedes.
All interior details of the Mercedes in the above two pictures extend to the door as well. Handsome.
I'm not a fan of digital timekeepers, so I loved that a couple of the cars had an old-fashioned "real" clocks, like this one set into burled walnut on a Mercedes.
A Mercedes interior in cream leather and black detail, with shiny silver detail.
Not all my favorite details were interior; this 'luggage clasp' holding the bonnet closed on this Mercedes was just too sweet.
The red and black interior (with asymmetrical touches of red) really help a car pop.
Love that the yellow of this fun-as-can-be Fiat's exterior is carried over within. Yellow interiors supposedly encourage a positive mood.
This red and black Mini interior is very different from the Mercedes sportscar above; here it is more 'joy and fun' than 'serious sportscar, which fits the Mini's personality perfectly.
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