In this article, VOX looks at why from 1986 onwards, cars went from looking like refrigirators with wheels that were scared of women and aereodynamics, to looking all curvy. Yeah, it was a slow news day for me.
In the decades since, cars have just gotten curvier and curvier. Why the big shift?
It turns out it was largely due to three interrelated factors: European style trends, a government-mandated push for fuel economy, and new technologies that allowed manufacturers to more easily design and create curved shapes.
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