This rather festive and cheery car shows how much colour and material can add to what is a very basic concept.
I’d be the first to agree that this is not for everyone. On the other hand, having looked at a thousand grey interiors with bits of brightwork thrown about, this is a refreshing view. I’d argue that a lot more work needs to be done to explore acceptable alternatives to grey and black interiors which are now as tediously predictable as the all-beige or light-grey interiors that were once dominant in the 90s.
The colour break-up is very well handled and overall the effect manages to be interesting without being busy. Is it really only women at whom this car is aimed? It seems in line with what Lancia might have offered not so long ago and perhaps Citroen and Fiat might also be able to offer a vehicle like this. The distinct touch is the orange piping. The quilting on the seats adds a friendly textural character.