The model features a high centre console with a short gear lever
, a steering wheel with D-shaped rim, and two analogue gauges with a larger LCD screen positioned in between.
New Sport versions of the A2 feature lowered sports suspension, 17inch alloys with low profile tyres, sports front seats with electric lumbar support adjustment, three spoke, leather-rimmed steering wheel, handbrake lever and gear lever
gaiter and a driver information system.
The steering wheel or gear lever
locks, which range in price from pounds 14.
The interior has been revamped and the cockpit now has a high-mounted gear lever
which makes space for a U-shaped, aircraft-style handbrake, integrated in the center console, and an additional storage compartment.
It features signature rear lighting from the Volvo Concept Coupe/Estate, an Orrefors gear lever
, SENSUS control system, Bowers & Wilkins stereo and a soft leather and wood trim.
Inside the Sporting is trimmed in red and grey cloth with a leather steering wheel and gear lever
The 1007 will also introduce a "2-Tronic" gearbox on petrol engine versions, which offers two gear change modes: one automated, and the other sequential, using either the gear lever
or the steering wheel control paddles.
The gear lever
is very convenient to use and its ratios make the most of the modest power from the 1.
The Civic has a gear lever
mounted in the facia, which creates space on the floor.
Inside the 1999 A4 there are new co-ordinated colour schemes and numerous detail enhancements which include a reshaped console, a new switch panel with back-lit controls and an aluminium surround for the gear lever
The car dispenses with pedals and gear lever
, opting for drive-by-wire technology with wheel-mounted controls for accelerator, brake and gear change functions.
Inside the designers have concentrated on making the interior feel sporty with a wrap-around cockpit and a high-mounted gear lever
The system allows the driver to override the automatic mode by moving the gear lever
into a second (tiptronic) shift gate and permits, for example, downshifting on winding mountain roads to increase the braking effect of the engine.
But my female companions were veritably doubled up and shrieking with mirth while I was sat in the middle frantically trying to stir the gear lever
into a slot that would move us forward.
Dark orinoco leather is used for much of the interior, including the gear lever
handle and hand brake grip, glove box cover and door handles.