Click here -> Beauty of minimalism.
If you’re interested in Design or would like to understand more about the philosophies which drives the passion in designers then i suggest you click on that link.
It’s very insightful and quite well written. Although it is Japanese centric I feel the basic principles and elements of Design prevails throughout every artistic sphere.
From the automotive perspective, most of the approach is applicable and similar. I’m sure car designers share my sentiments with respect to the importance of minimalism.