According to http://ergoweb.com/Ergoweb, the models, which are used in the design of the passenger area of Ford’s vehicles, are “chunkier” than previous models, to allow for “a bigger belly and wider hips.”
The company recognized it is harder to sit in a car if the steering wheel feels too tight, the seat seems a little too narrow and there is not enough room for the legs.
Thank you, Ford! Dare we hope that other car manufacturers, maybe even (gasp!), airlines might follow suit?