The new year’s here and so are the new models. Manufacturers are slowly releasing their latest and greatest with new looks and features to get your attention and give the competition a shake up.
Every 2014 car will be different, but they'll share some design trends that all manufacturers seem to follow. Some touches will be wonderful and ground breaking, others just plain weird, leaving you wondering why they bothered. But that's half the fun with design, right? So, what's on the cards going forward?
Designers have rediscovered classic, flowing lines. After a recent love affair with angles and odd shapes, the look will be smoother and cleaner with shapelier lines and balanced proportions.
Interiors will be simplified, with more electronics then ever before.
It's the digital age so there'll be lots of connectivity; touch screens, lights, colour and action. And little innovations like smaller, lighter switchgear replacing clunky knobs and buttons.
Bling will be big, too. The devil is in the detail and manufactures will be going all out to give their cars unique signature features, like distinctive grilles, ornate mag wheels and graphics that define a car's attitude, and yours.
Just some of the trends to watch out for in 2014. Will they survive? Until 2015? Only time will tell.