Almost too nice a day to work…almost
Read with interest commments from Bob Lutz about the 3 microcars from Chevy; “Lutz told Autocar that a car similar to these concepts could appear on the US market in the future, but they would have to be “one size bigger to meet the very severe American crash-test requirements”. He also claimed that petrol would have to climb to “$4 a gallon” before significant numbers of American car buyers would downsize into a supermini.” …..I’m not convinced that the only reason people would buy a small cool car is low fuel consumption. If you can give the customer the impression that there’s no quality or functional comromise when they buy a small car (Mini, VW Beetle) then they buy the car because they want it as a product, not because it’ll save them a gallon of fuel a week. Or am I missing something.
I know these are the same views as before, but wanted to firm up a couple of frontal ideas in my head;
The top one from the bumper-line upwards is my preference, below the bumper it’s too fussy. Have to check with the crew and see what they’re thinking.
Ambient lighting – rough montage of how we can play about with exterior panels to create some interior lighting effects that are natural in the rear section of the car.
Need to sort out our next meeting pronto. Interior needs taking beyond rough-sketch stage and we plan on firming up exterior for modelling.