Mercury has been gaining a reputation for offering more style with two-tone interiors. At first, I explored the idea of combining dark and light components to achieve 72 unique interiors; one for each model, each trim-level, each paint color... I didn't go that
far - simply because it doesn't seem necessary or even ideal from a styling standpoint. However this proposal does take it to the next level - 15 tailored interiors (plus dashtop, carpet, and trim variations
Rather than having black-stone-camel, where just the stone leather is two-tone, I've made all the fabrics two-tone (from subtle to dramatic) adding 4 variations of a darker (more practical) sand-beige with either an off-black or cream woven-in pattern. For the leather interiors, in addition to more two-tones and black, there's also 'Adobe', a ruddy natural brown.
Of course not all upholstery colors are equally good with every paint color, and the dealers wouldn't have room for so many combinations either. I attempted to offer just the best combos - and to limit most lower priced models to 1 or 2 choices. Another 'parts reduction' is using only Carbon (off-black) or Camel interior panels. Even if Ford and Lincoln continue to use a third panel color (due to volume or luxury-requirements respectively), Mercury's tailored interiors will mix-n-match better with just the 2. The interior themes also reflect differing expectations for each model - some more sporty, some more serene - the hybrids' interiors avoid solid black to ease a/c power drain.
(Why offer a hybrid customer the same choices as the 'biggest-engine-ya-got' buyer?
...catchy names for the themes are optional.)
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