Devin wrote:I wonder where they moved the charge ports. It'd be super awkward to plug either J1772 or CHAdeMO into the nose judging by the angle of the fake grill. Unless those meetings with Tesla were more serious than we all thought?
Otherwise, I like it. Looks like they're copying the new Mazda3 hatchback somewhat, which I think is one of the best looking small cars out right now.
Copy of the Mazda and parts of the ugly Infinity SUV. A little CRX as well. Not exactly an innovative design by any means, looks like a sheet metal copy and paste. I give it to Tesla for innovative design and thumbs down to Nissan for doing the same old thing based on other worn out designs. Would not be surprised if it is the same Versa-Like platform.
If the intent is to make the driver virtually blind to the rear and rear corners without using cameras, that design concept appears to achieve its purpose.
As for Tesla's innovative design, I disagree. It's a nice, but entirely conventional and not particularly distinctive design. It incorporates many styling elements previously used by Maserati, Jaguar, Audi, Lexus etc., and even the new Mazda 6 resembles it. I remember watching a White Model S facing me and waiting to make a left turn. As it did so I saw that there was another white S right behind it, certainly a first for me. Or so I thought, until the second S made the turn so that I could see the four interlocked rings on the rear face of the trunk.
The most distinctive part of the Model S's looks is the wide shelves or 'hips' on the rear fenders, and it's the least attractive aspect of the design to me - makes the car look like it has love handles.