2010 Volvo XC60: Dash Design Without Nav
January 26, 2010
I snapped this picture at the Phoenix Auto Show of a Volvo XC60 without the navigation system found in our long-termer. As you can see, the screen gives way to a shallow bin while the stereo and HVAC read-out survives above. This seems like a terrible waste of space.
Why not keep the bigger screen, but remove its (terrible) navigation functionality like Volkswagen does with its touchscreens? And while they're at it, why not add an expanded audio information function to the navigation system for those times when you know where you're going? See, Volvo is seemingly the only car company that has a navigation screen solely used for navigation. Actually, there is another, but guess where Aston Martin sources its navigation system from? I'll give you a hint, it's from Sweden.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor