Archive for March, 2013
There is a lot of planning that goes into the exterior styling of a car or any vehicle. The looks of a car are the first thing that will create an impression on the customer and it has to be something that will be able to attract the customer. The exterior design is not just for looks, but has some other functions too. The exterior styling components can help in aerodynamics and also in depicting a particular theme in which the car is being designed. But after a while, you will feel bored with the exterior design of the car, but will like the way the car runs. In such circumstances, you can opt for a change in exterior styling by using accessories and new body parts.
What Are The Different Exterior Styling Products Available?
There are a lot of different products that can be used as exterior styling and they are available as a complete kit or as individual products.
There are kits that are available for specific models of car brands that will be easy to fix as it will be designed for the specific car model.
There are body styling kits that can be used and the kits will generally include a set of components for your specific vehicle.
The badges, bumper moldings, bumper vent covers, door handles, spoilers, front grills, fenders, fog lights, headlight covers (this article http://www.carid.com/articles/light-covers-can-save-your-expensive-lenses.html will help you to understand why you need headlight & taillight covers), hoods, hood vents, taillight kits, door kits, window visors are some of the commonly available exterior styling products that are available individually.
Exterior Styling And Performance
The performance of your vehicles can increase or decrease based on the exterior styling kit that you are going for. The exterior of any vehicle is designed with the aerodynamics also in mind, and therefore tweaking the body design can alter the aerodynamics of the vehicle. If the exterior styling kits are those that are done by leading exterior styling companies, then there is every chance of keeping the aerodynamic performance or maybe even increasing aerodynamic efficiency.
Buick Enclave comes back in the market
Changes in the exterior styling can do wonders for a car. Take for instance the Buick Enclave. Even though it is built on the same GM Lambda design concept as the other three row crossovers like Chevrolet Traverse or the GMC Acadia, there have been more than 58000 units that have been sold in the last year. That indicates that the car has managed to carve out a niche for itself in its own segment. Thus, the case in point is that, if all good things are refreshed and provided with a fresh, new look, they will certainly be taken up again by renewed enthusiasm by fans old and new.
2012 New York auto show brought in 2013 Enclave
The Enclave’s success has been the prime reason due to which Buick has brought back the car model in the market. The exterior styling has been changed along with more details and material added for the new car owners’ delight. The essence of the old car remains intact. The similar features are:
The grille in front remains the most striking feature with black and chrome alternating pattern in the new car design
Lower front fascia is of the same color as the body
Headlamps have been made more angular, leaner and longer
The HID lamps have been enhanced by the LED lights
The portholes which are a trademark of the Buick design have been moved to the car’s hood
Changes from the inside
When same car models are relaunched with changes in exterior and interior styling, they are usually made more luxurious and their striking features are enhanced along with comfort for the car fans to feel their love for the car strengthen. In the case of the Buick Enclave, the changes on the inside have been the following:
The inside of the car has an added luxurious feel made possible by the use of soft touch and high quality materials
Among the Lambda crossovers Buick Enclave had superior interiors and it continues to hold that position
Chrome accents and stitching details are evident on the interior
The LED ambient lighting brings out a blue theme coupled with the headlights
There are four interior color combinations available including a Cocoa leather which has wooden accents that fans and fashionistas will love
The center stack has larger knobs in this remake
Connections to be proud of
IntelliLink infotainment setup is a great aspect of all Enclave versions that have been launched. From satellite radio with Bluetooth, audio streaming and MP3 playback, these are all parts of the entertainment package of the car. The app connections are good enough to wow friend and relatives. Overall, there are more reasons to love the new models. The exterior and the interior restyling and enhancement features make the car a perfect family car to own. If you have been in two minds whether to go for a new car or your favorite in a new dress, the latter would be a safer choice.
The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is another vehicle which delivers outstanding exterior looks along with quality performance and complete safety. It features great designs coupled with stunning styles. Moreover, the aerodynamics installed in the car are the best in the same class segment. Apart from being extremely stylish, the Malibu is very practical as well. It features huge swept back headlights, a great sculpted design for the hood, a widened track, a signature grille, 4 door practicality, 19 inch alloy wheels, a sporty look and a wider body. The car gives out a very sporty look due to its well defined and broad shoulders as well. Its features are further boosted by extremely distinctive 4 element tail lights as well.
The 2013 Kia Sportage
The 2013 Kia Sportage is one of the premium models launched by the company and is amongst the first to transform the way a Kia car looks. The 2013 Kia features great styling, conveniently located 5 doors, power folding mirrors, sun visor extensions and LED accent lighting. The belt line is also extremely well complimented by a beautiful sloping roof which gives the car a very sleek appearance without reducing its masculine looks.