Thursday, March 6

BMW 's iconic front radiator-grille : the kidney-Grille timeline

The Evolution of BMW's famed Front radiator-grille from its beginnings to now ! 


The iconic kidney-grille from 1972 to 2014. Wider wider and now lean and sharp.



While Car designs have been evolving and revolutionary new segments being introduced at a brisk pace, no other manufacturer has been this obsessed about the front radiator grille like BMW. To a level that, a Beemer doesn't need a BMW badge to be recognised. 


If those front Radiator grills are'nt just enough, the introduction human eye inspired headlights towards the mid 2000's sealed the deal. 


Love the blue led type of 2014. Right step forward to the intelligent, electric and H2 fuel-cell cars of the future.


Awesome!



Image courtesy 

BMWIndia



PS: the kidney and eye is confusing Google Ads, throwing up totally unrelated adv about heath care. Maybe I should notify them to help improve their content linked advertising !


Monday, March 3

The blur: Japanese Honda vs Korean Hyundai

The Japanese cars had a little more pedigree and had a much neater design compared to the Koreans. 

But now the Gap seems to be blurring and I am wondering who is copying whom? 

The new Santa Fe looks almost like a copy of Japanese Honda CRV 

While the new Honda City seems to have borrowed a lot from Hyundai Verna Fluidic 


Similar to the point that a casual eye can't differentiate on the first look . 

Let alone their names and logos being similar too . In India, even now, people confuse between the Honda and Hyundai names. 

While I love the new H design of Honda, I am suprisingly dissapointed that they did copy the side lines from verna! 


Hyundai, this one is too close. Honda managed a good look for CRV n bang Santa FE now is a big brother of CRV! 



What's with designers! Running out of shapes!