Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hyundai's Le Fil Rouge Concept Looks a Lot Like a Mazda Design


Hyundai Motor showed off its “Le Fil Rouge” a concept car that provides a glimpse of the Korean carmaker’s new styling direction moving forward. And while it’s evocative, it’s also very, very familiar. Yes, it pretty much apes Mazda’s Vision Coupe Concept closely.

It seems that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery since the Le Fil Rouge does base its design on the golden proportion—the very same concept behind the Vision Coupe Concept. This is shown in the concept’s basic shape: long hood and wheelbase, short overhangs, and large wheels. The Le Fil Rouge does mix it up with a strong belt line and combined, this will form Hyundai’s new design language which it calls “Sensuous Sportiness.”



Apart from the belt line, perhaps the only obvious differentiating factor is the grille which is fascia. Featuring the next evolution of the Cascading Grille design, the hexagonal-shaped grille now features jewel-like details giving it a stronger three-dimensional appearance.

Inside, Hyundai opted not to focus on a distraction-free interior. Instead, light colors give it an airy, if a bit generic cabin. It has a floating display with haptic technology in front of the driver as well as an aircraft-inspired two-way ventilation system.



Whether Hyundai decided to copy Mazda’s design playbook is still up for debate, but what is clear is that they couldn’t have chosen a better design to copy. The Vision Coupe Concept was judged as the best looking concept car last year.


12 comments:

  1. Not surprised, the Tucson also imitates the CX-5.

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    1. Lmao. Ang layo naman nyan tucson sa cx5. If it didoes the current Tucson came out in 2015 while the current cx5 came out last year. So did the cx5 coypy the tucson? But really the tucson is copied from the previous generation santa fe which came out in 2011

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    2. Layo daw, you need to have your eyes & brain checked. Who said anything about the current CX-5, the 1st gen came out in 2012.

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    3. LMFAO. Dapat ikaw patingin sa mata at utak. Saan ba Tucson kahawig tingnan mo nga saan kinopya di ba sa 2012 Santa Fe?

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  2. Hah! The hyundai fanbois should be shocked.

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  3. Mga gungong na fanbois! Pareho lng kinopya yung idol nyo ang mazda chief designer galing bmw at hyundai galing audi! Wag na kayong magmarunong na orig yan!

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    1. LMAO! Masasaktan nanaman mga Fan gheys nyan. Di nanaman nila matanggap ang katotohanan.

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    2. Mazda's chief designer is Shinichi Isayama, a Japanese. All of their cars are designed from clay by sculptors, the reason why they look cohesive and without any odd computer designed angle. The sculpted clay is then scanned by a computer and put into fabrication and production. Whereas most competitors start designing with a computer, the reason why Toyota, Honda, etc has these odd angles that looks like different designers made without even collaborating with each other.

      https://www.mazdausa.com/why-mazda/design
      https://www.insidemazda.co.uk/2017/05/02/chief-designer-shinichi-isayama-talks-about-the-all-new-mazda-cx-5/

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    3. If you look at german cars, their main design is based on function over form. The reason why Volkswagen, audi etc have somewhat boring yet elegant designs. Most of the Japs on the other hand have this robotic and unorganic design, while some like Mazda still embraces the minimalism less is more that the Japanese are well known of.

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  4. Pareho lng naman unoriginal design nila. Halatang kopya pareho sa euro cars

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    1. Both are blatant Ferrari ripoffs

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  5. LOL. Marunong pa sa mga award award-giving bodies. Wow, it has 4 wheels, it must have copied it from Benz's first car!

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