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1 5 5.32%
2 1 1.06%
3 5 5.32%
4 29 30.85%
5 19 20.21%
6 18 19.15%
7 13 13.83%
8 15 15.96%
9 10 10.64%
10 18 19.15%
11 5 5.32%
12 3 3.19%
13 7 7.45%
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      02-05-2020, 03:15 AM   #23
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I'm very surprised people like #4, the Gensis ... that's a horrible interior from like 10 years ago
The steering wheel is disgusting.
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The steering wheel is disgusting.
The steering wheel was the number one thing commented on and disliked when there were leaked pictures. Genesis obviously picked up on that and I had to laugh when I was watching the Korean reveal because Genesis' president commented something similar to they used a two spoke steering wheel because it is safer for maneuvers at higher speeds.
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* At 79 voters, here are the results

Some of you already knew which interiors belonged to what cars but here are the results of the poll which went in search of the interior that spoke to you in terms of luxury.

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To European eyes there are some fairly ugly cars there!

Luckily they are not sold here.
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To European eyes there are some fairly ugly cars there!

Luckily they are not sold here.
Right you are, and some get worse when looking at the outside!
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To European eyes there are some fairly ugly cars there!

Luckily they are not sold here.
It is not just to European eyes, some are universally ugly.
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So I just got back from the Chicago Auto Show and had the opportunity to sit in quite a few of these interiors. I will say, materials quality and fit/finish makes such a huge difference. An interior which may LOOK like it's luxurious often times doesn't translate into feeling luxurious when you actually sit in the car.

Case in point - the Genesis GV80 got the most votes on this poll. And from an overall styling/design perspective, it is quite nice. But sitting in one today after having sat in the Audi Q7/Q8, there is a night and day difference in terms of quality and fit/finish (Unfortunately BMW and Mercedes have skipped out on the Chicago Auto Show for the 2nd year in a row - something about them thinking it's not worth their time). You really begin to realize that the Genesis is using lower grade materials which are designed to look nice.

This isn't a knock on Genesis, for the price it's a great interior. But for anyone that says purchasing a BMW/Mercedes/Audi means you're just paying a premium for the badge and nothing more, I have to disagree.
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So I just got back from the Chicago Auto Show and had the opportunity to sit in quite a few of these interiors. I will say, materials quality and fit/finish makes such a huge difference. An interior which may LOOK like it's luxurious often times doesn't translate into feeling luxurious when you actually sit in the car.

Case in point - the Genesis GV80 got the most votes on this poll. And from an overall styling/design perspective, it is quite nice. But sitting in one today after having sat in the Audi Q7/Q8, there is a night and day difference in terms of quality and fit/finish (Unfortunately BMW and Mercedes have skipped out on the Chicago Auto Show for the 2nd year in a row - something about them thinking it's not worth their time). You really begin to realize that the Genesis is using lower grade materials which are designed to look nice.

This isn't a knock on Genesis, for the price it's a great interior. But for anyone that says purchasing a BMW/Mercedes/Audi means you're just paying a premium for the badge and nothing more, I have to disagree.
Really? I find the Q7/8 to have some of the cheapest interiors on the lux market. Too much plastics and gloss black/touchscreens and not enough leather and stitching. However fit and finish is always good for Audi's.

I'm not expecting the GV80 to be X5 levels of quality, but I'm sure it will still be plenty nice enough for most people, not to mention it'll be cheaper so you gotta cut costs somewhere.

I sat in the new G70 and was pleasantly surprised with the interior materials. The switchgear was lacking, but the GV80 looks to fix that, however you've sat in the vehicle and I haven't so I guess I'll have to wait and see.
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Really? I find the Q7/8 to have some of the cheapest interiors on the lux market. Too much plastics and gloss black/touchscreens and not enough leather and stitching. However fit and finish is always good for Audi's.

I'm not expecting the GV80 to be X5 levels of quality, but I'm sure it will still be plenty nice enough for most people, not to mention it'll be cheaper so you gotta cut costs somewhere.

I sat in the new G70 and was pleasantly surprised with the interior materials. The switchgear was lacking, but the GV80 looks to fix that, however you've sat in the vehicle and I haven't so I guess I'll have to wait and see.
I only gave the Audi example because BMW & Mercedes weren't at the auto show. So Audi was the comparison point by default. Otherwise I do find BMW/Mercedes interiors to be nicer than Audi. My G05's interior is nicer than any of the cars I sat in at the auto show (Including the Navigator). I'm biased of course.

Yeah G70, and GV80 in this case, both have great interiors for the price. I'm simply making the point that you're not just paying a premium for the brand when you get up into the German luxury brands, there is an actual, noticeable difference in the quality. I suppose I shouldn't say the GV80 uses "lower grade" materials, but rather, not as high grade as what you'd find in the Germans.
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