A Look at the Future: Trends and Designs Defining Vehicle Interiors
What if you’ve been judging a book by its cover when it comes to cars?
We tend to focus on exciting new exterior designs. And there is nothing quite like the look of a sleek, new vehicle. But lately, the most exciting thing about the automobile industry is what’s going on inside the car.
Don’t believe it? Here are some growing design trends with vehicle interiors that you should be aware of.
One trend affecting the entire automobile industry is sustainability. This is why so many manufacturers are focusing on electric vehicles. And that sustainability trend is impacting the design of vehicle interiors.
For example, manufacturers are switching to things like pineapple or eucalyptus fibers to create more sustainable seats. In addition to being better for the environment, this also improves durability.
A More Durable Interior
Durability is always a major concern for drivers, and automotive manufacturers have listened. This is why durability is one of the fasted-growing interior trends in the industry.
Sometimes, enhancing durability is a matter of using better interior material coatings to withstand the wear and tear of both a daily commute and road trips with the family. Other times, enhancing sustainability also enhances durability: once those leather seats are replaced by a different material, drivers will no longer have to worry about the leather stretching and getting loose over time.
Smoother Rides For Passengers
Understandably, automobile design has mostly focused on what drivers want when they are behind the wheel. However, recent interior trends have focused instead on creating a smoother ride for the other people in the car.
For example, future cars will have adaptive seating options so that passengers of all shapes, sizes, and preferences can travel in comfort. Some cars will also feature noise-blocking features that would allow passengers to travel in perfect silence while the driver jams out their favorite tunes.
Other cars are focusing on features like ambient lighting. And as with the interior of any home or office, the lighting makes all the difference!
Vehicle Interiors and Space Conservation
Things like ambient lighting may not sound all that practical. But one of the most practical trends in vehicle interiors is a focus on saving space whenever possible.
This space conservation may come in many forms. Fold-away rear seating, for example, makes it very easy to store more gear for a long trip. Swiveling front passenger seats also provide more space as well as more versatility. Finally, some manufacturers like Audi are creating retractable steering wheels, effectively increasing the space inside the car when it’s not being driven.
What Comes Next?
Now you know what the future holds for vehicle interiors. But do you know who can help you make the most of these changes in the automotive industry?
Here at Mayco International, we specialize in crafting automobile parts. Whether you need help with engineering, tooling, manufacturing, or more, all you have to do is contact us today!