According to Volkswagen global design chief Walter de’ Silva, minimalist styling is the new look of the future. In a recent interview with Automotive News, de’ Silva said that the dad for flamboyant and aggressively designed cars are over.
de’ Silva pointed out to clean and simple designs like the Volkswagen Golf calling them timeless. He said that cars such as the Golf produce a better brand and allow vehicles to hold their resale value better.
“We are convinced that the long period of overdesign, too many lines, too much styling is dropping down,” de’ Silva said.
He said aggressive designs, found on cars such as the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion are growing stale.
“It can’t be only for one or two seasons,” de’ Silva says. “People want to understand what they buy. There is a certain security in our design. When you know that it keeps the resale value, it’s important for a family. That’s our intention.”
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- By: Omar Rana