Bentley chief designer praises BMW for ugly look of i3 hatchback

The appearance of the electric hatchback is bold but ugly according to customers, said Bentley chief designer Stefan Zilaff, Autocar reports on March 17.

The car premiered in 2013. The model received a controversial design with a large windshield, a missing central pillar and a complex form of side glazing.

“As a designer, I admire my BMW colleagues for creating the i3 hatchback, but if you ask its customers, they will say that it is ugly,” Zilaff said. For comparison, the designer cited the appearance of electric cars Porshe and Tesla, which, according to him, look "quite restrained."

Bentley herself plans in the next few years to release the first electric car, which, according to company representatives, will have a bold design.

Recall, BMW plans to continue producing the i3 hatchback until 2024. The company claims that the car continues to be in demand, but will not be upgraded.

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