One of the greatest innovations in the automotive industry, in recent times, has been the application of aerodynamics.
But at the same time aerodynamics severely limits body design. Prior to aerodynamics the body styles have ranged from convertibles, to sedans, to compact cars, to station wagons etc. With the application of aerodynamics all body styles have, of necessity, been almost identical.
However, I was out driving recently and began noticing the newer SUV body styles. And it occurred to me that if you took one of the newer body styles and extended its nose you would once again have... a station wagon.
The automotive industry’s innovated design style has come full circle.