The Kia Provo Concept, which debuted today at the Geneva auto show, features a diamond-pleated, wave-shaped bench front seat.
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Remember when the Hyundai brand was synonymous with cheap, inferior-quality products? Those days are long gone.
The South Korean automaker has been churning out quality, affordable cars for some time. From the Accent to the Tucson, Hyundai‘s vehicles make compelling alternatives to class leaders. And while the brand has yet to produce a real luxury car, it’s well on its way.
Don’t believe me? Peek inside the all-new HCD-14 Genesis.
Having been in this craft for 14 years, I’ve upholstered my fair share of seat covers. In fact, it’s very rare that I come across one that I can’t reverse engineer in a matter of minutes.
A few glances here, a few there, and I can pretty much tell you everything there is to know – from the thickness of its sew foam to where the listings go; and, most importantly, the order in which its panels must be sewn together.
However, the seats in the new Acura NSX Concept are like nothing I’ve seen before. They really do have me mesmerized.
In 2012, Naseem published instructions on how to sew hexagon pleats – inspired by those featured in the Aston Martin Cygnet – using only a standard industrial sewing machine.
As it turns out, the 2014 Audi RS 7 Sportback will feature that exact pattern.
Rinspeed – a self-described “creative think tank for the automotive industry” – has unveiled some pretty bizarre ideas in the past (including inflatable upholstery), so it’s no surprise that their latest concept is an electric minivan that features a stand-up interior layout.
In last week’s article about Faurecia‘s Urban Rhythm Seat, we also briefly mentioned the company’s all-new Oasis Seat – which, among other features, comes equipped with surround-sound speakers in the headrest and 20 massage cells positioned from neck to calf.
Aftermarket sliding-canvas roofs have been around for quite some time. However, they’ve only recently begun gaining ground with the OEMs. We already told you about the Fiat 500c and the Citroën DS3. Now check out the roof on the Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept.
Faurecia, one of the largest automotive interior parts manufacturers in the world, is set to debut it’s all-new Urban Rhythm Seat at the upcoming 2012 LA Auto Show. The seat, which functions like nothing we’ve seen before, is designed to self adjust, so as to maximize occupant comfort.
Japanese researchers at Keio University have developed the world’s first pseudo-transparent car. Through a clever use of cameras, the vehicle projects an image of its outside surroundings onto its interior so that its driver is able to park easier and more safely.