Dash module and overhead panel flaunt large push-button switches and dials.
CONTINUING with its built-for-purpose theme, Ineos Automotive has revealed a functional and practical interior cabin for its Grenadier wagon which is due to go on sale around the globe in 2022.
The styling is very military-like with plenty of switches and dials that are said to be easy to reach and use, even when wearing gloves. Hopefully, the abundance of dials and switches means users won’t be pushed into menus within the screen to access commonly used controls, as seems to be the case in many new vehicles.
“When we started thinking about the Grenadier’s interior, we looked carefully at modern aircraft, boats and even tractors for inspiration, where switches are sited for optimal function, regular controls are close to hand, auxiliary ones are further away,” said Toby Ecuyer, head of design. “You can see the same approach in the Grenadier; the layout is functional and logical, designed with ease of use in mind.”
The controls are housed both in a large, central dash panel and on the roof above the heads of the driver and front-seat passenger. There is also a 12.3-inch touchscreen on the dash to display the audio and mapping systems which include Apple and Android syncing, while the inbuilt navigation system allows users to waypoint and log their route for future reference.
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