Remember the pre-cgi days when movies set in the future always had cars that were lightly disguised contemporary vehicles made by a couple add ons or deletions to look “futuristic”.

The Tesla Model 3 looks like a contemporary Chrysler sedan they removed the grill on, you know, because future cars won’t have radiators.

If you are designing a car from scratch that won’t ever have a radiator, why make a place for one then cover it up with a blanking plate like a 60s car radio delete option?