The new styling will have affect also on the headlights and rear lamps, which used to be a major feature of the cars from Wolfsburg. How exactly the multifunctional lighting will fit into the considerably smaller frame indicated in the “Up!” is not yet clear.
Walter De Silva was appointed to chief stylist at VW in 2007. De Silva originally comes from Alfa-Romeo, and then held the design responsibility of Audi and Seat. Now his designs, for example the new study “Up” show a clear differentiation from the lines introduced by his predecessor, Günak. Günak’s lines gave cars like the Passat, with a deep cut grill more closely resembling a typical Audi front. Even though the style pushed forward by Günak sold very well, there is now a move to a very different line.