In December 2014 we ran an item about the changing styles of luxury car interiors.
A year or so later we find someone answering our calls.
In an article about how Lincoln do not want to copy the Germans, there is also discussion of the Lincoln Continental’s blue interior option. Here is a chance then to see if blue interiors are something that appeal to anyone other than automotive design commentators. My impression is that this is a welcome bit of bravery on the part of Lincoln. The all-blue colourway creates a very pleasant atmosphere that manages to be cool and exciting at the same time. The colour shows up the metal detailing to good effect. I’ve been wishing
for something like this for quite a while. One of the first gauges of its success is whether other concept cars start trying variations on the same theme and also whether the style is reproduced in other production cars. It might very well be that Kia or Hyundai could go for this on some of their smaller cars which have demonstrated some colour panache in recent years. I doubt if Audi, BMW or Mercedes will be copying this anytime soon. Of the three, Audi’s housestyle offers the least conflict between form and colour. An Audi A3 in a dark blue or dark red would be very enticing though.