• Aug 28, 2008
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General Motors continues to eek out teaser shots of the production Chevy Volt, but it appears that an image of the production interior has slipped through the Empire's net of control. All we have to go on for this image posted on the Motivemag.com forums is the image itself, which is part of a display panel at what appears to be a sneak preview of the vehicle for god knows who. What we see is a sleek, all-white center console with virtually no buttons. The controls appear to be touch sensitive instead, leaving the face of the console as smooth as a Frigidaire. Good luck installing an aftermarket stereo in this one. Completely flush air vents flank the console, which stands out in contrast to the black dash panel. On top of it all sits the information display, seen here showing the relationship between the "range extending" engine and lithium-ion batteries. What say you? We all know the production Volt isn't going to be as wild as the concept, but does this innovative center console meet your expectations? Also keep in mind that this might not be the real deal, but it seems to be from all appearances. Thanks for the tip, Brandon!


[Source: Motivemag.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I want this car bad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm surprised no one mentioned the similarity of this to the 1st-gen G35's interior. Maybe because it's a GM vehicle, and not a Hyundai vehicle? This is too funny.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is NICE..

      never imagined an American car with such interior
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it looks like it'll be great for the people that buy these kinds of cars. Not bad at all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      For all we know, this might have a highly advanced voice control scheme for most of the console functions, reducing the need to feel around for the buttons? Or maybe it employs some sort of haptic feedback to give you more "feel" of the buttons. Guess we'll just have to wait and see, but from a aesthetic standpoint, I like it so far.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks plastic enough to be a Chevy!! Even from the pictures you can tell it's the hard plastic!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      eke not eek
      • 6 Years Ago
      Has anyone considered that this is maybe just a concept or showcar interior and will never see production in this form?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks slick. I dig it. Definitely the hybrid crowd will like it... They never put aftermarket anything in their hybrids anyways... except maybe a political bumper sticker. ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Completely failure for that joke. Consistency is the key. You can't start the joke talking about the interior and have your punchline involve the bumper.


        I think the interior has a sort of euro flair to it. Using internationally recognized symbols instead of words seems so 'not america' to me. I like it but I get an Ikea super modern Swedish bathroom vibe from it too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anybody have a white mp3 player or nintendo ds with that material? If so you're also already visualizing the fingerprints appearing 30 seconds after driving off the lot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even apple has moved on from white. How about a brushed aluminum console?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh fiddlesticks...

      That's just another thing to go wrong isn't it?

      Like, I rue the day I have to open up my Ps3 to replace the touch sensor with a switch, and the center button on my controller already doesn't work, so I cant just use that.

      But then again I could have a remote that activates a servo powered by D-Cell battery packs, that flips the switch.

      That would be Fresh.

      The point is, all of these nifty doodads are stupid and unnecessary, and just another thing to go wrong.
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