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English translation: angular lines

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13:36 Dec 1, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
German term or phrase: kantige Linienführung
Kantige Linienführung mit flacherer Frontpartie als ... (another car)
This is describing a sport coupé. Can anyone offer a translation of the whole phrase?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 20:55
English translation:angular lines
Explanation:
The Grand Cherokee's prime competitors--Explorer and GM's Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy twins--have gone for more rounded lines in their most recent redesigns, giving them all a more contemporary, aerodynamic appearance. Grand Cherokee, however, has maintained the angular lines and boxy shape even through its latest restyling.


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Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 20:55
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Summary of answers provided
nasharp-edged lines and lower nose
Roy Fox
naangular lines
Randi Stenstrop
nalong answer
Beth Kantus
naSharply-edged lines with a flatter front end than.....
Harry Decker
nachunky lines
Michael Dollman


  

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28 mins
chunky lines


Explanation:
It just sounds right and threw up a few relevant web hits.

chunky lines with a flatter front end than...


    Reference: http://www.newstimes.com/archive2000/jun23/auc.htm
Michael Dollman
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43 mins
Sharply-edged lines with a flatter front end than.....


Explanation:
Hope it helps


    Self
Harry Decker
Local time: 14:55
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish

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Mats Wiman
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3 hrs
long answer


Explanation:
I recently bought a new car, and my husband and teenage children were really outdone b/c I bought the car with the rounder edges instead of the one with the sporty BMW-like design with the squared-off edges.
I might use something along the lines of "sculpted" for kantig.
See the web sites below:
(1) Galant lines are sleek yet there are sculptured lines that are not present on some more egg-like shapes. The corporate nostrils are less evident, and the rear lights have lost the Klingon battle cruiser shape now that Taurus adopted similar layouts. If anything, there is a hint of the BMW look in the front, a not inappropriate comparison when the handling and spirited driving is considered.

http://www.womanmotorist.com/review/mitsubishi/bs-mitsubishi...

(2) Driving Innovation - A Preview of Things to Come
... any way automotive designers want for front ends that are lower and flatter. Integrated
front end - entire front end modules that incorporate safety and energy ...
www.plastics-car.com/innovators/preview.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages
HTH, Beth.

Beth Kantus
United States
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3 hrs
angular lines


Explanation:
The Grand Cherokee's prime competitors--Explorer and GM's Chevrolet Blazer/GMC Jimmy twins--have gone for more rounded lines in their most recent redesigns, giving them all a more contemporary, aerodynamic appearance. Grand Cherokee, however, has maintained the angular lines and boxy shape even through its latest restyling.





    Reference: http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/kw.kc.rp?kbb&&11&96jeepgc
Randi Stenstrop
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Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
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Mats Wiman
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11 hrs
sharp-edged lines and lower nose


Explanation:
The leading exponents of the new, more angular trend in design are Ford, whose Focus features what they call "leading edge" design. You could try looking at stuff on the Focus to get the new buzz words.

Roy Fox
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Changes made by editors
Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term asked » kantige Linienführung
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