Welburn: Flextreme Hints at Future Saturn, Opel Designs

Automotive News recently talked to General Motors' vice president of design, Ed Welburn, about vehicle design. In an interview published Monday, Welburn told the publication that he loves "strong design, bold design, but it still has to be clean. As you get the right architecture and the right proportions, you don't have to resort to all sorts of theater and makeup to make it look hot."

When asked if the Opel Flextreme concept, unveiled last month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, was a model for future Saturn and Opel designs, he answered:

"Absolutely. This concept shows the core of Opel from a design perspective. You have flowing surfaces. There are no parallel lines on the surface of the vehicle. Everything flows. Everything has a sweep feeling. And it's done in a very creative way. The upper kind of tapers and it has fit, which is very much part of the Opel design. The very signature headlamps are so strong. What is true for Opel is true for Saturn. That relationship is not a short-term fit for Saturn brands. This is our strategy going forward."

Click here to see photos of the Opel Flextreme concept.

Source: Automotive News

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