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Daewoo Mirae - Exterior

The first and most important aspect of the Mirae exterior design is the fusion of the sports, family and estate car elements into a single form. The brief was to satisfy the many diverse criteria of practicality and excitement whilst sticking to a relatively small overall length. The decision was taken at an early stage to mount the engine amidships and on its side to take advantage of a more user-focussed package. The rear load-bay is above the engine, yet still low enough not to affect the sports profile of the exterior or the usability of the luggage space. The wheels are pushed right out to the corners of the car, with minimal front and rear overhangs, in order to give the most interior space for the passengers.

From the front of the vehicle, the first and most striking feature is the dark “T” graphic of the grille. A conscious decision was made to move away from the current Daewoo “Fan” chrome grille and produce something more fitting both for a sportscar and future 21st century Daewoo vehicles. The “T”-Graphic represents a Battle Helmet where the outer elements contain the headlights and the centre and lower the front air intakes. The use of chrome for the grille was rejected in favour of Aluminium, Polycarbonate and Teflon ( as these were felt to be more fitting for the new millennium). At the rear of the car the graphic is repeated for the tail lights, engine heat outlets and exhausts. This produces greater visual drama than a standard grille giving the car a more purposeful and aggressive feeling whilst retaining the three elements that are the basis for the existing Daewoo grille and logo. The integration of the helmet “face” to the car gives a more coherent identity that is allied to clear functionality as well.

When looked at from above, the car has an arrowhead form created by the sweepback from the bumper to the front wheel arches. The enlarged rear wheel arch and side step feature echoes this. This gives the car a taught, crouched feeling and shows that the cars’ strength is at the rear, where the engine is. When viewed in profile, the step builds from the front wheel arch into the rear, adding to this direction. The side intakes are small so as not to detract from the overall feeling of simplicity.

The “designed around you” ethos shows through with the use of a bold, large glasshouse (most sportscars have a tight, claustrophobic feeling inside). It was felt that the car should echo the openness and functionality of the interior by wrapping the glass around the car from the A pillar back. The front doors open in the normal way but the rear doors are of a rearwards sliding “plug” design. The use of a sandwich floor structure allowed the removal of the normal B-pillar without affecting overall crash performance or strength and gave improved access for the driver and passengers. We also wanted to be able to load the vehicle from the side doors as well as the rear tailgate. The doors have no handles as such; there is an aluminium contact strip on each door that the driver touches whilst holding a “smartcard” transmitter to complete a low voltage circuit. The door then opens electrically. This greatly improves security as there are no standard locks to pick or radio “plipper” transmissions to scan.

The C pillar girder structure is visible through the glass giving a link to the aesthetics and features of the interior. The wheel design contains another reference to the girder form giving a lightweight and dramatic yet visually simple 6-spoke 18in design. This girder idea is also taken up in the supports for the wing mirrors.

The car was given a hatchback profile at the rear as this allows the largest and most versatile load area. The rear tailgate is hinged both at the top and just below the glass allowing it to “scissor” open. This makes easier for shorter users to reach the tailgate (when it’s open) in order to close it.

Finally, The lighting systems on the car are the very latest in HID ( high intensity Xenon gas discharge) and neon tube systems. These combine far greater lamp performance with greater durability and longevity.

Daewoo Design

Daewoo Mirae
Exterior
Interior

Daewoo Musiro
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Paul Wraith

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