Paris Motor Show 2022: HMI Report (Part 2)

Renault, Stellantis and Ford models’ HMI



  This report focuses on the HMI (human machine interface) of the Renault Group (Renault, Dacia), Stellantis (Peugeot, DS Automobiles, Jeep) and Ford passenger cars exhibited at the Paris Motor Show 2022 (Mondial de l'Automobile). This is the second part of the report, following the HMI for EVs from Chinese manufacturers and emerging EV brands introduced in Part 1.


List of brands and manufacturers covered in this report

Brands/manufacturers covered
Part 1 BYD, WEY/ORA (Great Wall Motor), Seres, VinFast, MG (SAIC), Sportequipe, Mobilize, Hopium, NamX, Aixam-Mega, Silence, City Transformer, XEV
Part 2 Renault, Dacia, Peugeot, DS Automobiles, Jeep, Ford

  There were concerns that the show would not go over well due to the lack of participation by Japanese, German, and Korean manufacturers, but Chinese and Vietnamese cars were exhibited in large numbers to compensate for those manufacturers, and the original significance of a motor show, that is, to see new cars, was well-preserved.

  EVs and PHVs are now considered the norm, and the concept cars were fuel cell vehicles that well represented the current atmosphere in Europe. All brands were heavily promoting the advanced natures of their HMI features, reaffirming that HMI has become an extremely important factor in vehicle product performance.

  Renault, Peugeot, and DS Automobiles were on their home turf, so to speak, with their announcements and thrilled the audience with numerous concept cars and ingenious displays. Many families were enjoying the newly announced Renault Austral, Peugeot 408, Jeep Avenger, DS 3, DS 7, DS 9, and other models that have been improved and added to the manufacturers’ lineups. Many families were in attendance with their children on the weekend, and what struck this author was that many families seemed to be enjoying the show with their children sitting in the driver's seats of the exhibited vehicles, with the whole family enjoying the show. For the future development of the automotive industry, it will be necessary to consider more the perspective of children's familiarity with automobiles.

  Ford displayed the Mustang Mach E in combination with an EV commercial vehicle, but it did not seem to attract much interest from the French audience.

# View of the pavilion entrance
Paris Motor Show 2022
View of the pavilion entrance
Many families were seen explaining the cars to their children sitting in the driver's seats

  Each car made a big show of its new HMI, and the trend is toward larger displays and fewer switches, as in Chinese cars (but not as few as in Chinese cars). In addition, French cars greatly appealed to the emotional aspect of being able to change the meters and interior lighting colors as a set, which gave a sense of French sensibility.

Related reports:
Paris Motor Show 2022: HMI Report (Part 1) (Nov. 2022)
CEATEC 2022: HMI Technology (Nov. 2022)
IAA Transportation 2022 (2) Global CV manufacturer exhibitions (Oct. 2022)
NAIAS 2022 (2) : Hybrid models express brand legacies and transitions (Oct. 2022)
Stellantis (Part 2): Group sales and revenue up sharply H1 '22 (Aug. 2022)
Stellantis (Part 1): 75 BEV Models by 2030, Aiming for 5 million Annual BEV Sales (Jul. 2022)
Vienna Motor Symposium 2022 (1) Transformation towards carbon neutral mobility (Jun. 2022)
Mobile World Congress 2022 (1) Car HMI, ADAS and Automated Driving (Apr. 2022)
Ford (Part 2): Enhancement of CVs and EVs in EU, Lincoln models and SUVs in China (Apr. 2022)
Ford (Part 1): Focusing on EVs and Commercial Vehicles under the "Ford+" Business Strategy (Mar. 2022)
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: Mid-term Plan Progress, Accelerating Electrification (Part 2) (Jan. 2022)


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