I'm sure that you are right when it comes to the concept stage of the cars development. I bet though that once the car design is fettled for production, the team involved with the final design will be looking at the result of the artists handywork and making adjustments and sound business decisions, based on potential economy, safety and current legislative issues and marketing trends, surrounding the cars eventual production.Nobody types design requirements into computers. There are sketches by people who do it for a living. There are influence boards and discussions about people’s tastes supported by focus groups using images of current cars and showcars to get a feel for what early adopters like. The computers may be used to develop the ideas but even the Chinese who have been known to literally request “this front with that back and a side off this”use the skills of Design. I’ve got an original sketch for the Stelvio from the guy responsible and it’s pencil on paper.
If, as you infer, the cars are all born solely of the artistic prowess of the concept team; who, I wonder, managed to round up such a large number of colossally boring artists and concentrate them into a single industry, allowing them to blight our lives with quite so much design mediocrity.