Though we were more than happy to show you Audi's little surprise it brought to the Frankfurt Motor Show, we only just got start.
That's because the nanuk concept also has a particularly intriguing interior.
It's tough to say how much of this vehicle is rooted in fantasy and how much of it will actually see production. Featuring a very minimalistic and spartan interior, it's definitely a much cleaner and cohesive place to be compared to the products that the four rings produces and sells today — let's face it the MMI system is a bit confusing.
One thing to note on this specific interior is the usage of Audi's high-tech side view cameras that replace traditional mirrors. AND there's also a rear-view monitor in place of a mirror as well.
Other notable bits and baubles: The seats look absolutely fantastic with their big bolstering and deep placement of the driver/passenger. Also the configurable TFT instrument cluster looks to be a nice touch.
Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery
An excerpt from Audi's press release follows:
Systematically driver-oriented: the interior
The interior of the Audi nanuk quattro concept has been reduced to the essentials. The architecture revolves around the instrument cluster. A carbon island accentuates the cockpit and provides for a clear driver focus. The instrument panel seems to float and emphasizes the horizontal lines and the width of the car. It is supported by aluminum stirrups at the center console, which have soft pads as leg rests. Besides numerous storage compartments, there is also a holder made of a soft material in the scissor doors.
All control elements, including the controls for the electronically controlled air suspension, the touchwheel for navigation and multimedia functions and the turn signals, are concentrated on the center tunnel console and the steering wheel. The seats, with folding backs, pronounced side bolsters and integrated head restraints, are power-adjustable. A mobile phone can be charged inductively in the Audi phone box.
Rather than physical dials and needles, the show car has a freely programmable instrument cluster. The driver can call up a variety of displays and information as desired. Two small monitors in the area of the A-pillars serve as digital exterior mirrors and display the images from the cameras on the doors. The same function is provided by the center display mounted on the headlining, which replaces the rearview mirror.
Dark aluminum shines at the front of the instrument panel, whose surface as well as the seats, arm rests and door panels is covered in fine mineral gray leather. The third characteristic material in the interior of the Audi nanuk quattro concept is CFRP.
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Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery