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#518 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [fintail]
Feb 09, 2013 (7:51 pm)
The applications would be different, and wouldn't resemble a '74 Lincoln because the shapes of the cars would be very different from those of the '70s. For example, leather might be discreetly applied as external trim pieces. The velour colors and patterns would be subdued, or combined with leather. For example, leather on the outer portions of the seat and velour inserts. No gauche bordello reds. The German exterior and interior styling model has been updated over the years, but hasn't really changed. At some point I'm thinking it will, because nothing remains constant forever. The new styling language may come from anywhere, including German design studios. Also, the applications will look new and exciting to buyers who are way too young to remember the cars of the '60s and '70s.
It's easier to use a variation of something from the past than to create something totally new. That said, the changes could incorporate new metal textures and colors.
One thing that won't come back is bench front seating.
#519 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [hpmctorque]
Feb 10, 2013 (3:34 pm)
I guess I would need to see examples. Exterior leather and velour seating sounds like something that would come from Mansory or maybe somewhere in Russia.
With the dumbed down economic devolution taking place, there will also not be as large a target market for showy yet relatively affordable luxury cars, so it might not be cost effective.
I wonder if the new Impala will have a bench.
#520 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [fintail]
Feb 10, 2013 (4:18 pm)
I've read that the new Impala won't offer a bench.
#521 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [hpmctorque]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 11, 2013 (6:47 am)
Not even in cop cars?
#522 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 11, 2013 (8:06 am)
I don't know if the upcoming Impala is intended for police use - there's a better model for that now.
#523 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 11, 2013 (1:56 pm)
I don't know about cop cars, spcifically, but the information I read said no bench will be offered on the new Impala.
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#525 of 527 Re: Fashion Cycles [Mr_Shiftright]
Feb 24, 2013 (9:32 am)
Even police cars these days use bucket seats. However, often they do strip out the center console, and put the shifter on the column.
Even the Crown Vic police package could be had with buckets. Flat and poorly contoured, and probably pushing the limits of the definition of "bucket seat". But definitely NOT a bench!
I think with a lot of these cars, they just take the smaller portion of what used to be a 60/40 or 55/45 split bench seat, and give you one 40 or 45 section for the driver, one for the passenger.