Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Disappointment Continues...

It seems that yet another great concept (at least some of the great aspects of it) from one of the major auto manufacturers is going to be left behind in the transition from concept to reality.

Disappointed, but not surprised.

Car and Driver reported today on their site that many of the features of the Chevy Volt that made the concept both fresh and exciting will not transfer into production. From the sneak peeks, it looks like the Volt is taking a Lumina, Impala, Malibu etc. turn and becoming comfortably numb. This is particularly evident in the grill opening which had quite an aggressive look, now it's just "ehh". This happens all too often.


If Local Motors is ever guilty of going from aggressive to "ehh" in the concept to production it will because the blood running through our veins has run completely cold. Enter the flying pigs. Sure some things will change as we progress into production, but as I've mentioned before, the agendas of the larger auto makers often force the type of change in the Volt that we simply do not and will not (ever) have.

No comments: