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New Dodge design direction?

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. 66coronet

    66coronet Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] All would be good EV vehicles.
     
  2. turbonetic

    turbonetic Active Member

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    I think its just a coincidence to be honest. The Lucid doesn't need a grill, the orange design looks like a serious evolution of the chargers bandit face coinciding with a modern take on the 68-70 grille.
     
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  3. 66coronet

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    I view EV's as something similar to a VW PAN ( but better suspension) That the kit car companies used to put bodies on.
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  4. 66coronet

    66coronet Well-Known Member

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    What I don't understand is any FWD that has rear leaf spring like the grand caravan could have had something similar to this electric motor with differential as an add on. [​IMG]
     
  5. rapidtrans

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    I’d add Mazdas and Lexus big ugly grilles.
    Oh, and all the big three pick-up grilles. God, who designed those? Tonka Trucks?
     
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  6. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    I wonder if electric vehicles will start putting fake grilles on the front to keep with the look that we are all used to. I know when I see a Tesla the nose just looks odd with no grille.
     
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  7. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    You're being honest, implying I'm not?
    Did you read the story?
     
  8. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    I gotta say at least Ram does it tastefully, but yes, I find it hard to believe even the Hemi requires that much cooling... I wonder how much of that tall hood is because that's what sells and how much is required.
     
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  9. jerseyjoe

    jerseyjoe Plymouth Makes It

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    Always liked this Avanti

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  10. GaryS

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    New designs create different impressions for everyone, and two words keep running through my mind....frog lips.
     
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  11. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    I liked the “subtle grilles” of the 1990s. The new Dodge drawing reminds me a bit of those.

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    I never realized how organic this grille looks...
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    And then, of course, there was the prototype Neon which had a thoroughly unconventional grille.

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  12. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    They did a lot of horizontal grilles in the 1970s. The first I recall was the '78 Magnum but there were probably some before that. Ford went full slat in the 1980s.

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    Put a big blunt grill on the Lucid and it’s a nice looking 300.
     
  14. turbonetic

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    The huge grilles are only there for snob appeal (as with the huge badges and the trim designating higher numbers).
    Huh?

    "It looks like FCA US design chief Ralph Gilles and Lucid Air are both going in the same direction"

    And my opinion was its purely a coincidence
     
  15. mopar22

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    They'll probably ease everyone off of them. Tesla started with a grill and soon stopped putting them on
     
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    Personally, I prefer the Model S with a fake grille than with the blunt snout it now has.
     
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    A Karmann Ghia with an electric drivetrain would be pretty cool. I'm getting project ideas... :cool:
     
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    Don't give me ideas!!!!!!! Seems perfect!

    I loved loved loved the look of this car as a kid. It is the classiest of designs IMO.
     
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  19. jerseyjoe

    jerseyjoe Plymouth Makes It

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    Wife had an Intrepid and Concord, passengers told us the rear was so roomey. In a pinch we had 3 adults and a child in the rear, legal then. I liked the Prototype Neon, production 4 door not, rear windows. Coupe came along, drove the first year automatic rental and walked away from Mustangs. After combing used cars around 14 grand Langhorn PA had a Brand New White Coupe with blue stripes, sat in it so no one else could purchase it and it became mine. 1998 to 2009. Salesmen surrounded my car when I took it to trade for my present day Challenger. Seriously they stayed with the car while I walked into the dealership.
     
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  20. aldo90731

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    Grilles were very prominent in the 1970s. Most cars were made to look like a Cadillac, with an upright chrome grille and standup hood ornament. Even on Chevrolets, Fords and Plymouths.
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    Removal of chrome around the grille and the hood ornament, as on that Dodge Magnum, was meant to represent “sportiness.”
     
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