Ah, the nuances of form. So, you want your SUV to be big and strong. But strong like what?
Like iron or like diamond? One of those is able to dent and the other smashes to bits. Subaru got their fingers burned with the Tribeca which exuded a friendly gormlessness. This crystalline vehicle, supposedly a concept, is like the Incredible Hulk to the Tribeca’s Dr Bruce Banner. There was an episode of the Hulk where he didn’t appear – the focus was on the journalist searching for him. They got four years out of that concept. I had to look that up on Wikipedia. Back to the design: semantically, it’s wrong. The lamps are fragile and the scuff plate on the valence is going to be knocked off at the first site of real off-roading.
If you want to see the main design details, here is an annotated diagram. They are phoning these SUVs in now. Has AutoDesk a button which can just add cladding, wheel diameter increases and chamfers? It’s a plug-in sold to GM, Ford and now VW and Suburu, isn’t it?
They used to make such charming cars, Subaru. This thing is gross. I’d love to offer more nuanced analysis. But I can’t. It’s Friday.