This is really cool. It looks like a legitimate European hatchback, which could be said of original xfg for sure. I really like how you have carried over enough styling cues for them to obviously be related. You should post some images of the two cars side by side.
The door mirrors are perhaps too small relative to the size of the car, but that's all I could offer in criticism.
Well done for not being tempted to go ott with the power, too. Keep it compact and not too heavy.
Yes you are totally right, if you look at the more recent interior WIP images, you can notice that I made them a little bit bigger.
If I remember, 2006 was the year when the EU forced the car manufacturers to adopt a minimum mirrors size for safety purpose, so compared to most modern cars, I took the liberty to not respect this requirement since this car is supposed to be a little bit older than that.
What I need is some spare time to quickly export a wip model to check and make sure the ergonomics are usable once and for all.
But yes, there is some mistakes I made with the general car proportions that I want to summarize when I finish this project, as a reminder and advices for me and for those who are interested in cars creation.
Thanks for the compliment , I will try to do better next time, since it's nowhere near the efficiency of the original lfs cars models.
Thanks, it annoys me how much little time I got these past months, I have so much personal projects waiting for completion, I just want to see the damn thing ingame !
I made some good progress this weekend, there isn't much left, mostly setting up and importing mirrors mesh, filling some holes and modeling the rims and finishing some of the texturing work (skin and other things) :
it is indeed very nice ! Really matching a real car that may exist !
For the engine, I would also be more expecting a modern small turbo engine. Like the 1.3 from its ancestor with more modern power output or even a downsized one like a 1.2 or 1.0 with 3 cyl producing something like 150hp .
But your hand-built toy, your choice
Very nice work, good job, it took shape really well
Can't wait to try it out
Flotch on engine choice, a 3 cylinders turbo would fit nicely for a 2014+ car, but it's supposed to be older than that (Euro 4 era), so a more in line with the 1.4/1.6 4 cylinders turbo at around 140/150 crank hp for hatchbacks.
I see your point and indeed the magical 3cyl era came to life with Ford 10 years ago and the 1.0 ecoboost
As this car intends to be mid-2000, the turbo engines were not really used in these kind of vehicles (non-diesel of course). So indeed a 1.8 or even a 2.0 NA is probably even more appropriate (i.e. : a Fiesta ST was having a 2.0 producing 150hp, a swift sport was having a 1.6 doing 125hp...)