Two Chinese companies have collaborated to develop a new hypercar, dubbed HiPhi A. The design draws on inspiration from classic racing cars while simultaneously incorporating clever technology and digital tools to provide a modern and futuristic feel.
Four seats on the inside offer plenty of space for passengers despite the large bucket seats, the back of which are clad in an aircraft grade TC4 titanium alloy to save weight. The centre console is also finished in the alloy and has a minimalist feel, with a delicate lever to change driving modes placed at its centre and a distinct lack of buttons. Instead, three screens are placed on the IP, a large floating touchscreen at the centre flanked by two small screens under the A pillars that replace conventional wing mirrors.
But despite the driver-centric feel, other areas of the cabin are welcoming and comfortable thanks to a plethora of soft touch materials, storage compartments and ambient lighting.
Originally teased in 2020, the Lucid Gravity
is a three-row crossover that went through several transformations before
emerging as one of the fastest, most efficient, and most spacious EVs in the
segment. The interior design embodies the company’s California-cool form language
but offers significantly improved visibility and usability compared with the
Air sedan. A giant curved 34-inch OLED runs from one A-pillar to the centre of
the dash, almost connecting to another large, landscape-oriented centre touchscreen.
But instead of going fully digital, Lucid’s design team decided to keep a version of the rolling volume knob found in the Air, as well as two new customisable switches on the instrument panel. The rear boasts best-in-class storage space, with a second row that moves fore and aft and folds completely flat, and a third row which stows into the floor, resulting in an entirely flush cargo area behind the front seats.
The EM90 marks new territory for the Swedish
OEM – it is the first time Volvo has produced an MPV during its entire
decade-long history. The company says it has been designed to act as a “living
room on the move”, so each component has been carefully considered with comfort
as the key focal point.
The seats have been sculpted with perforated leather and include cushioned wings and headrests, with the rear two rows placed on sliding columns to allow for maximum layout flexibility. These rows recline and provide extra leg support, and come complete with fold-out tray tables.
Ambient strip lighting offers a warm glow amidst a calming colour scheme of soft-touch surfaces, and a Bowers and Wilkins stereo system is hidden away with speakers integrated behind panels. A wireless charging pad sits underneath the central screen, with an additional storage area below the centre console, which sits like a bridge between the armrest and the minimalist IP.