Published on December 7th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro2
Tesla Intern Pens A Subompact Luxury EV
Kim’s concept definitely draws on the Model S influence, especially in the bubble top design, though the design has its own unique elements as well. I really like the slitted headlight design as well, though the NHTSA may have something to say about such a design.
The swooping hatchback design is futuristic-looking enough to earn a place in the Tesla stable, managing to include both muscular features in a sleek little package. It’s amazing how, without having to conform to necessities like transmission tunnels and exhaust tips, designers are so much freer to pen a more beautiful and elegant design. As it turns out, this isn’t Kim’s only electric car design…more on that later.
Could this be the Tesla Model C compact car of the future? Who knows; Elon Musk has said that Tesla is working on a wide range of models, from supercars to 3-series fighters and almost definitely a compact model. I obviously dig this concept, but what are your thoughts?