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Refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE gets upgraded interior

Design chief Ian Callum says customers weren't big on hard plastics

Design chief Ian Callum says customers weren't big on hard plastics.

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Autoblog's favorite car interiors

The best places to be while on the road

A list of the best-looking, most pleasant automotive interiors in the business including trucks, hybrids, sports cars and luxury sedans.

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New Bentley interior veneer sourced from American Red Gum trees

Yes, this article is about wood.

It's the luxury brand's seventh wood veneer and the first new one in five years.

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Cleaning your car interior | Autoblog Details | Complete Detail ep 3

Find out how to become an interior detailing machine on this episode of Autoblog Details.

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6 Quick Tips For A Cleaner Interior | Autoblog Details

Keeping your interior clean is easier than you might think. Follow these tips to keep your car looking new all year round.

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Tesla poaches Volvo interior engineering boss Anders Bell

Job one for Bell is to reverse Tesla's reputation for disappointing interiors.

Volvo to Tesla? We wonder what role the NorCal weather played.

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The future of automotive design is sexy boxes

A living room on wheels, essentially.

You'll have a great work and gathering space in a well-designed box.

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Australian woman washes car interior at car wash

Regular washing and detailing is an important part of automotive care. An Australian woman took her car's cleanliness a little too seriously last week, and video of her efforts has gone viral. On February 19, Sam Bajram of Perth, Australia, was waiting in line to use a self-serve car wash when he noticed something unusual going on in the bay ahead of him. A woman was using the foaming brush to vigorously scrub the interior of her car. As she soaked down her interior with soap and water, Bajram t

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Wards names its 2015 10 Best Interiors list

Wards Auto has named its best cabins of 2015, ditching last year's high-dollar vehicles for far more attainable offerings.

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Inside the Ford GT's interior

We catch up with Ford design vice president Moray Callum to get the scoop on the interior of the upcoming GT supercar.

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Your next new car could have an interior that changes colors

Ever sit in a car with a black interior and wish you could change it to, say, a beige one to better suit your mood that day? Or one with a red interior that's just too garish for your tastes? Well Johnson Controls might have the answer.

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Ward's releases 10 Best Interiors list for 2014

While we're still a ways off from the automotive awards season proper, where things like North American Car and Truck of the Year, Motor Trend's Car of the Year and Car and Driver's Ten Best are named, that doesn't mean there aren't trophies being handed out to deserving automakers. Ward's 10 Best Interiors being one of them.

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Mercedes reveals interior of upcoming new V-Class

If you think Mercedes' lineup of passenger vehicles is overwhelming, just look to the European market and all the vans it sells there. Here we may only get the Sprinter and R-Class, but overseas there's the Citan, Vaneo, Viano and Vito as well. But word has it that Mercedes is planning on streamlining things a bit with a new V-Class.

Changing Interiors Of Cars, Auto Industry Looks Outside For Inspiration

People outside the car industry are having a bigger influence on its future

Right at the outset of his presentation, Tom KraMer confesses. He doesn't know a lick about the auto industry. He designs medical devices and surgical tools for a living.

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Proposed interior colors for 2014 Fisker Karma included 'Coronado,' 'Palisades'

Among the things we're going to miss out on if/when Fisker Automotive goes bust is the legitimate description of "Coronado" as a color. That apparently orange-ish hue is one of four interior colors Fisker was planning on for its 2014 model-year Karma extended-range vehicle, according to Fisker Buzz.

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Magna Touchskin technology takes a swipe at switchgear in cars [w/video]

The Touchskin interface has beeen on display since last October; now it's at a stage where Magna is shopping it to automakers. Although Magna is the marquee name, the various components that comprise Touchskin are produced by nine companies: Plastic Electronics, Engel Mould Technologies, Schöfer, Magna Exteriors and Interiors, Hueck, Niebling, Votteler, Hennecke Polyurethane and formquadrat.

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Why your next car may not come with a CD player

Michael Arbaugh, chief designer of Ford interiors, describes center console space as "oceanfront property" – already fully populated, with more tenants trying to move in every year. Speaking to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, Arbaugh said one tenant he'd like to evict is the CD player because it's dead weight for audio Luddites.

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Why your next car may not come with a CD player

Michael Arbaugh, chief designer of Ford interiors, describes center console space as "oceanfront property" – already fully populated, with more tenants trying to move in every year. Speaking to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit, Arbaugh said one tenant he'd like to evict is the CD player because it's dead weight for audio Luddites.

Honda Civic interior rated least toxic, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport worst [w/video]

Honda has taken it on the chin for its boring redesign of the Civic, but here's one thing it got really right: reducing the use of toxic chemicals as it manufactured the interiors. According to the Ecology Center's new report on HealthyStuff.org, the 2012 Civic uses the least amount of off-gassing plastics, materials that can lead to emissions of volatile organic compounds. VOCs have been linked to health problems, including cancer and birth defects, according to the report.

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