Auto Design Lacks Innovation, Says Bangle
"Even concept cars today simply anticipate the next production model coming down the line. Is this innovation? No. And at the end of the day this is what's preventing car design from moving into a new era," Bangle told Automotive News.
While we agree that most present-day auto designers are rather dull, we certainly don’t wish to see another car fitted with the infamous “Bangle Butt” seen on the fourth-generation BMW 7 Series.
Now working for his own company, Chris Bangle Associates, the American designer says he has turned down several offers to become head of design at a number of automakers. “Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong,” he added.
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