We’d better get used to this “afterthought” floating screen thing, for it has found a home in the ubiquitous, bread n’ butter Accord. But holy moly, look at the buttons, switches, dials and vents in the Accord. Compared to the super-sparse III, the Accord smacks of airplane cockpit if you want to be nice, or Rube Goldberg if you don’t.
You must click the images and view them full-size to really appreciate the stark difference.
Now that Tesla is making a mainstream car, it’s awfully unusual to see a mainstream car flatly ignore what everyone else is doing and chart a totally new path. Usually designs tend to exert gravity on other designs until everyone meets near the middle. But right now, Tesla has an orbit all to itself.
So the point of this post is: Look at the new Accord! It has a whiff of Model III. The other point of this post is: Look at the new Accord! It’s nothing like the Model III.
Further reading: Don’t fear the wafer.