Winter 2020

 Editor's note

Welcome to the Winter edition of Interior Motives. With more bling than a Christmas bauble, it feels appropriate we wind up the year with a mix of the super high-end and conceptual. Plus, we have thrown in a BMW for good measure. Indeed, the iX proved one of the most interesting launches of the year. The exterior was not met with universal acclaim, its vertical kidney-shaped grill being its most polarising aspect, but CDN is pleased to report the well-thought-out interior, laden with quiet technology is likely to stoke none such controversy. We promised you bling, and it comes in the elongated form of the Mercedes Maybach S-Class, which offers an alternative to British luxury as typified by Rolls Royce and Bentley. Much of the design team’s energy has been poured into the rear of the car – champagne flutes, anyone – underlying that this a car to be driven in, rather than drive. We also look inside the Hyundai Prophecy – an interesting concept that doubtless did not receive the appropriate fanfare at launch owing to Covid. And finally, we turn up the power with the Maserati MC20, which bolsters its technological simplicity with the addition of bespoke details.

Until next time

James McLachlan