A car’s upholstery may be the key to cracking a decades-old murder mystery in Western Australia.
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Thanks to its record-low price, the 2016 Nissan Versa is dominating the affordable car market. But with the U.S. economy still down and automakers needing to increase sales, some marquees are eliminating basic features to decrease their prices and compete with the Versa for the position of most affordable new car in America.
One such brand is Kia Motors, which just announced it will offer its 2017 Rio sedan without upholstery.
I always said that auto upholstery professionals were underrepresented on television, but I never meant for them to be profiled like this: ABC premiered new crime drama “Wicked City” last month, in which the main character is a “manager of an auto upholstery shop by day and a sadistic killer by night.”
As strange as it seems, we come across a lot of stories about bears shredding car interiors. Apparently, it’s not that uncommon for one to open a car door in search of food and mistakenly lock itself inside — especially in the U.S. Northwest and Canada.
That’s exactly what happened to Ellen Stolpe’s Toyota Camry on a recent visit to Montana’s Mount Maurice.
Much has been made of “new car smell,” the plastic, possibly toxic aroma that lingers in vehicles fresh off the assembly line. Because many folks can’t stand the odor, automakers and dealers have gone to great lengths to mask or minimize its presence, often resorting to air freshners and sprays that are arguably just as repugnant.
Audi, however, has taken the most extreme (and humorous) approach to “new car smell” — by employing an entire team of scientists to sniff its cars.