Originally Posted by paranoidgarliclover
When a Mercedes C-Class has similar switchgear to an S-Class, it makes the person who bought the cheaper car feel like they have a more expensive car.
Probelm is, if it trickles down, and once it arrives in a base model, the luxury car gets new stuff, it'S okay; But often nowadays, you get the new stuff in whatever arives first; Buy an expensive new VW Touareg, and you get the same steering wheel like in a VW up! or Polo, with a lot of other switchgear shared as well; Hell, even the Lamborghini Urus or Bentley Bentyaga share their instrument panel including those nasty, not integrated LED strips for temperature and fuel levels with the pre facelift Audi A4, as some secondary switch gear; And then, suddenly that whole parts seem a lot less special at the other end of the lineup.
ANd with more and more of the interior design being dominated by "tech" nowadays, it is just getting worse IMO....