Scout EV - Interior Inspiration (Compilation)

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tetchema

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Using the original Scout II as a base...



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Influenced by the rugged controls of the Ineos Grenadier

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The Monteverdi Safari, the rebodied Scout II from Swiss coachbuilder, Monteverdi.

(Obviously would be updated, but look at that outward visibility!)

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Volkswagen GTI Plaid!!!!

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I know I've been "that guy" when it comes to interiors and buttons....so in this thread of inspiration i wanted to share a modern vehicle that I really like and think it offers a GREAT balance between Simplicity, buttons, and screens so i will toss this one picture of the current Ford Escape

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I know I've been "that guy" when it comes to interiors and buttons....so in this thread of inspiration i wanted to share a modern vehicle that I really like and think it offers a GREAT balance between Simplicity, buttons, and screens so i will toss this one picture of the current Ford Escape

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I’ll add one more. I don’t like the floating screen-I don’t care for that on any interior, looks like someone just glued an iPad on the dash but I love the linear look of the Honda Civic. Looking back on Scout interiors they were always linear and I think the look and the mesh-like grills are great. I think I posted before but also like the linear screen in my sisters Kia but only the screen
 

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I’ll add one more. I don’t like the floating screen-I don’t care for that on any interior, looks like someone just glued an iPad on the dash but I love the linear look of the Honda Civic. Looking back on Scout interiors they were always linear and I think the look and the mesh-like grills are great. I think I posted before but also like the linear screen in my sisters Kia but only the screen
I agree the floating screens aren't great, and the long continuous screen looks nice but i assumed it would look too Techie or futuristic for the scout and from all the pushback everybody seems to have against screens in general. I also have not seen too many good integrations of a screen into a dashboard that look seamless because screens are so large and flat and good design usually needs more curves and flows.

So i guess i am not a fan of the floating screen but i don't have another good example of how i would prefer it to look so in the end i'm ok with it.
 
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I do like the linear look with the touch screen, and incorporate that into the dash as one piece with some wood accent would be nice. The other touch screens just stand out way too much.
 
I currently have a 67 pickup and once owned a 71 800A. Both have a plethora of nobs and levers. And not enough gages.

Manually adjusting stuff while going down the road gets old quick. Not having gages to know the adjustment is correct gets frustrating. A gage package for towing, on road, and off road would be awesome. But keep the tactile feel of the nobs and levers. A touch screen with one wheel off the ground is far more difficult than a cold 4 speed with a manual choke.
 
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I like the idea of the co-pilot screen feature. What if Scout used a larger version of the Samsung phone so that screen folds open. Maybe there’s a little clasp/latch to stabilize it against dash when open. Maybe when open the secondary screen could be put in trail mode and the standard screen shows front ground cam and the opened screen has gps trail map or vitals of vehicle

 
I like the idea of the co-pilot screen feature. What if Scout used a larger version of the Samsung phone so that screen folds open. Maybe there’s a little clasp/latch to stabilize it against dash when open. Maybe when open the secondary screen could be put in trail mode and the standard screen shows front ground cam and the opened screen has gps trail map or vitals of vehicle

Chris Benjamin knows a lot about the passenger/co-pilot screen from the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer. It fits with the linear look many of us seem to like.View attachment 1687444788606.jpeg
 
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At minute 2:41 of this video, you will see why a nice, big, well-integrated center screen makes a lot of sense... Especially when Rivian's update with video streaming drops:
 
Chris Benjamin knows a lot about the passenger/co-pilot screen from the Grand Cherokee and Wagoneer. It fits with the linear look many of us seem to like.View attachment 1457
I totally missed this on new Cherokee. Really like that as an option. Not sure if use it but the copilot screen idea is cool and that is really well done on the Jeep
 
At minute 2:41 of this video, you will see why a nice, big, well-integrated center screen makes a lot of sense... Especially when Rivian's update with video streaming drops:
This is TOO big. It screams tech instead of being designed in. Never liked the Tesla’s for the same reason. A giant iPad just doesn’t feel right in my opinion
 
You can have that opinion. This is very well integrated and has a really nice surround with the dash also. It's not floating. My opinion is that the Jeep interior dash (esp on the Wrangler / Rubicon / Etc) are the absolute worst. So, for that reason, I can understand why we have differing opinions.

The other thing to consider with a well-integrated large center screen is CHARGING. If you are on the road and want to charge while in the car (think winter, inclement cold weather, no where to go around a charger), having a screen that is large and in charge is pretty freaking awesome. We can agree to to disagree, of course.
 
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I know I've been "that guy" when it comes to interiors and buttons....so in this thread of inspiration i wanted to share a modern vehicle that I really like and think it offers a GREAT balance between Simplicity, buttons, and screens so i will toss this one picture of the current Ford Escape

2021-Ford-Escape-Interior.jpg
Looks “creaky.”
This plastic will start to rattle after the first attempt going off-road.

That was an unknown benefit of 1970’s American cars… the gaps in the trim prevented them from rubbing after some chassis flexing.
(They also crumpled like an accordion in a crash, but what didn’t?)
 
Looks “creaky.”
This plastic will start to rattle after the first attempt going off-road.

That was an unknown benefit of 1970’s American cars… the gaps in the trim prevented them from rubbing after some chassis flexing.
(They also crumpled like an accordion in a crash, but what didn’t?)
While i understand and agree with your ideas that old cars were more minimalistic and rugged. But realistically the reason those interiors were like that was not due to the design philosophy but rather the limitations of technology of the time. In the 70s they used inferior manufacturing process and did not have CAD and therefore they HAD to have large trim gaps because of tolerances within the manufacturing errors. also, those interiors often used threaded fasteners which not only more expensive than today's plastic snap connectors but add a lot of extra time...and time costs money.

Don't get me wrong I'm not simply trying to shoot you down for your opinion. I agree that older car's interiors were nicely minimalistic and likely have a fond nostalgia to them. but realistically we are talking about brand new company with a very large conglomerate financial daddy. The truck they build is going to have to appeal to as broad of a market as they can while hopefully satisfying their fanbase.

I hope it stays minimalistic and isn't too flooded with buttons/screens.
 
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Something that I didn’t know I wanted until it was offered as an option on the 2024 Prius (hold your tongue) was heated rear seats. Think of yourself as a passenger in the cold winter months eagerly waiting for the cold substrate of the rear seat to warm up, cursing the front seat occupants who might have the instant gratification of a butt warmer while you have nothing but time. Your ass is very cold right now.

The rear seat butt warmer: because your passenger’s asses are very cold right now.