I would not say it's boring, but definitely not eye catching or heart warming as the S/X/3 have been in the past, for their own reasons. It's probably still in heavy WIP-stage for some parts (see the hatchback), but regardless I think it will sell incredibly well, especially in North America. It's a "just right" iteration over the Model 3 to accommodate for the demand of compact SUVs. With that being said, I really don't like the third seats row. I cannot find a reason for how it's implemented and it reminds me a lot, in a negative sense, of the back seats of the C-HR which, from a space design perspective, are far from comfortable.
Hi federico and welcome to Cake! 🎂Great first post.
I've had a few chances to talk it over with people in my Silicon Valley Tesla-adoring neighborhood and they say the same thing about it not being eye catching but still a great car that should sell very well.
I wonder if the pursuit of aerodynamic efficiency and safety is pushing cars to look ever more alike, smooth plastic bubbles in pursuit of 300 mile range. I can't really fault that.
I was taking photos at a classic car show last year, drinking in how amazing they looked, wondering where the attitude like this went in modern car design:
And I came across a modern Camaro. It's pretty but you can see the influence of the wind tunnel and not having things like hood ornaments to impale people. I get it, I approve, it just ups the boredom quotient.
Wind tunnel tests can have positive effects on a design too. I'd argue that the Camaro is just an example of bad design in general. 😉
The only time I look at my car is when I am finding it in a parking lot. I think the interior experience is a lot more important than the exterior - seat comfort, controls ergonomics, quietness, ease-of-cleaning, and ride smoothness. I have not seen any comments on such matters though.
I agree, except the one time I had a mustang for a week on business. Then I noticed the outside ALL THE TIME.
Fixed it :)