Flashback to September 2014.
Inside the Arctic Cat styling shop in Thief River Falls, where Nathan Blomker and Corey Friesen worked their design and styling magic on what would eventually become the 2018 Next Gen bodywork.
On this day, Blomker, who is the Senior Industrial Designer, talked about the some of the requirements of the soon-to-come plastic, including increased airflow and improved/easy access to the side panels and hood of the Next Gen bodywork. Compare these images to the production version, and you can see some differences, which is part of the design process.
He also talked about how the LED headlight would not only provide much-enhanced visibility at night, but also deliver a cool styling effect.
Friesen (above), who is the Senior Stylist, talked about the surfaces on which he would perform his artful creativity to apply graphic color and shape.
Two and a half years later, we have the 2018 model line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, in which many of the models come equipped with these two new features.
Progression is happening all the time at Arctic Cat. I wonder what these two are working on today?