The other day I posted an article about blandness in which the Talbot Tagora had another drubbing.
Above is a very roughly revised version. What I learned in making it look a bit better (I believe) was that a) it a had a slightly over-tall glass house b) the front axle-to-scuttle distance needed to be longer c) the boot needed to be longer and d) the c-pillar is too far back. In executing these rough changes I noticed how much parallelism is deployed.
There are substantial areas of the car that seem to be straight lofts: one section extruded without variation. With more time a different C-pillar would help. The summary of this is that the car’s proportions are static and the feature lines lack the suggestion of change. And the measurable difference between the actual car and revised car is certainly not greater than 5%, often less. It wouldn’t have taken much to make the Tagora a decent design. The thought occurs to me that perhaps Talbot wanted the car to look like it did.
The original car is here:
And here´s a concept sketch, for your convenience: