Design Breakdown: Fiat Panda

Doing some research for a project I stumbled upon this neat breakdown of the Fiat Panda design. I thought it was a fun way to explain a design and I hadn’t really seen something like this in the automotive space:

http://www.fiatpress.com/download/2011/FIAT/FILES/111011_F_panda_design_story_en.pdf

It definitely felt like reading a comic book. I’m curious if that longitudinal handbrake motion is most natural, but I imagine it wouldn’t take too much pressure. Loved the interior scenario sketches.


This might be the most memorable one for me though:

fiat panda - windy.png

Really nice to see that kind of functional thinking in automotive design. Some of it might have been forced for this document, but I liked how it was presented. It reminded me of this book that I always loved:

Also, it was nice to see looser, more product like, and less precious automotive sketches.