Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 4 weeks ago

Why did the bodies of cars become more rounded and less angular and boxy?

I miss the old style..

6 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    1. Better aerodynamics.

    2. Planned obsolescence.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Aerodynamics mainly - but it also had a lot to do with modern materials and the ability to make tool and die/molds/etc. much easier - and modify them from year to year.

    If you like old style cars - buy one, and restore it.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    fuel economy. it's cheaper to create square cars, but you get better fuel economy with rounded edges and stuff.

  • Audrey
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    I totally agree with you. But the more rounded are supposed to be more fuel efficient.

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    wind tunnel designs to be more fuel efficient .. generally a manufacturer has to meet a certain emissions goal over-all or they get penalized ..

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Anonymous, rounded shapes with fewer creases and low "draw" in the presses are cheaper to make.....they only add "styling" touches to reinforce the thin sheetmetal.  As for aerodynamic fuel savings:  great - if you do all your driving on the autobahn - most of us putter around at 40 mph or stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic and the car could be square for all it matters (and a lot of them are, like the Kia Soul etc).

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