Detroit 2019: Earth tones and warm metals make for cosy cabins


Worried your future AV will be too cold and robotic? The colour & trim department have got you covered

We’ve seen a few concepts of late apply earthy browns and forest greens to their cabins, with metallic highlights picked out in the warm shades of gold, brass, copper and bronze. A notable example is the Renault EZ-Ultimo, seen at the Paris show last year, which decorated its cabin with walnut, green leather and champagne-lacquered aluminium. Or tear your eyes from the peacock blue seats and carpet of the Peugeot e-Legend seen at the same show and you’ll spot dark-chocolate wood and brass. The recent BMW iNext featured jade green and flesh pink fabrics with brown wood and bronze metal accents.

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