It was developed as a platform to showcase the lasted in bio-composite materials and Motives composite build strategy. We went with a small hatch class of vehicle for simplicity. To design a compact with presence I often look to nature that often visually communicates a purpose in the purist form. I wanted to create an image of athleticism and robustness to stand out against a sea of large sedans and SUV’s. While the Kestrel Falcon was a part of the design influence I looked to animals like grey hounds and sharks that have barrel chests and narrow waists that communicate that strength. I’ve captured that in the design through the wheel arches and up swept form in the rocker area helping create that planted stance.