Sunday, 1 May 2022

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

RAM Ramcharger

 

RAM Ramcharger 2022

The original Ramcharger was a 2-door SUV sold in the Americas from 1974 to 2001 and based on a shortened version of the Dodge Ram chassis. The new RAM Ramcharger resurrects this formula to take fight to the new Ford Bronco as well as the potential future 2-door Chevy 4x4.

I've removed a chunk from the wheelbase and replaced the truckbed with a huge rear passenger and luggage area. The Ramcharger is made with outdoorsy people in mind, so why not bring the outside in with the huge rear side-window, which lets in the light and gives the cabin a lovely airy feel. The tailgate splits in the middle and there's plenty of space out back to transport your surfboards or skiing gear depending on the season.

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Tesla Compact

 

Tesla City

Although it appears that Tesla won't be launching any new models this year due to the chip shortage, I thought I'd try my hand at designing an entry-level Tesla car for 2022 regardless. The Tesla Compact is both smaller and more affordable than the Model 3 and true to its name is designed to be a compact and zippy little runabout perfect for the modern city environment.

The Compact has a hatchback bodystyle and it saves space by not having a cumbersome ICE in the front, so despite its small footprint it can easily cope with 4 adults and their shopping. The rear-hinged "suicide" doors add a touch of glamour as the passengers enter and exit the capacious rear cabinspace.

There are no wing mirrors: instead, the Tesla Compact has rear-view cameras which stay hidden when parked and pop out once the car is driving.
 
The two-tone bodywork combines lime green with a matte black finish for the rear and lower edges of the car.
 
Do you like the design or do you hate it? Is the Compact name bad: should it be called the Model 2 instead? Let me know what you think below: Always look forward to hearing your views 

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Toyota Corolla Trueno

Toyota Corolla Trueno

While this segment of the market may have gone extinct in the real world, I'm thankfully not bound by the realities of the commercial landscape. The Corolla Trueno is a coupé in a class of its own, offering buyers a combination of stylish looks and agile handling.

I've given it a centre-opening door system like the Mazda RX-8 in order to achieve the style of a 3-door with the practicality of a 5-door.

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

SEAT Leon Coupé

 

SEAT Leon Coupé

The svelte lines of the SEAT Leon make it the perfect candidate for an elegant coupé version. In my fictional world, it would compete with models such as the Ford Capri, Honda Integra, Peugeot RCZ, and VW Scirocco.

Proportionally, it's lower and lengthier than the standard SEAT Leon. I've lopped off the rear doors, and given it a fastback roofline low drag and high fashion.

Monday, 1 November 2021

Range Rover SV Coupé

 

2022 Range Rover SV Coupé

The Range Rover SV Coupé is a super-luxury three-door SUV and the crown of the Range Rover genus. Shown here in an optional two-tone colourway, the RR SV Coupé is designed for customers who want the comfort and grandeur of a luxury SUV combined with the drama and poise of a GT car.

The interior would feature the very best of traditional British craftsmanship along with space-age technology and gadgets aplenty. Production of the SV Coupé would be strictly limited and no two SV Coupés would be specced exactly alike, so drivers can rest assured that their car is truly one-of-a-kind.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Subaru BRAT

 

2022 Subaru BRAT

The new 2022 Subaru BRAT is a modern take on the classic light-duty pickup. Mechanically, the truck would be identical to the Outback, but a truckbed would replace the rear seats and boot. As with the original, the BRAT acronym stands for "Bi-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter".

Cosmetically, the BRAT takes influence from other models in the Subaru range, including the muscular rear fenders of the BRZ and the C-pillar shape of the Solterra.

The BRAT would be sold in the Americas and Australia as an alternative to other small pickups in those markets.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

2023 Dodge Challenger

 

2023 Dodge Challenger animation

The current Challenger's design is now 15 years old so it's time for an update. I like the current Challenger, so I've kept the same proportions and general look-and-feel of the car. but modernised it in a number of ways.

Starting with the roof, I've given it a rounder more streamlined shape, closer to it's Ford and Chevrolet rivals. The black roof is optional and evocative of the vinyl roof of the classic Challenger. Other retro touches include the squared-off wheelarches and the letterspaced DODGE emblem at the front.

The front end is dominated by a full-width lightbar. In normal driving, it's a stylish and mysterious strip of piano black, but at night it illuminates with LED technology to imitate the look of the familiar Dodge Challenger front end.

Lights on:

Dodge Challenger lights on


Lights off:
Dodge Challenger lights off


Saturday, 28 August 2021

Nissan Juke NX

 

Nissan Juke NX 3-Door

The original Nissan NX was a small two-seater sports-coupé marketed in the 80s and 90s to a young clientele looking for fun handling and stylish looks at an affordable price point. My Nissan Juke NX takes this formula and updates it for a 2020s context.

I began with a Juke, slashed off the rear doors and gave it a more rakish design. The silver strake above the side windows is inspired by the 400Z.

My customer is someone in their 20s or 30s. They don't have kids and therefore they don't need the practicality of a five-door, but they place a huge premium on curbside-appeal and chic styling.

This is actually my second-generation of Juke NX. I did the version below back when the OG Juke came out. The floating roof design proved prophetic, as it was adopted across the Nissan range a few years later: at the time I was trying to mimic the quasi-C-pillar of the Murano CrossCabriolet.

Nissan Juke NX 3-Door

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Aston Martin Vaquero

The Aston Martin Vaquero is my idea of what an Aston Martin flagship SUV could look like. It would sit above the DBX in the Aston range and compete with the Lamborghini Urus and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

The standard engine would be the 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 unit generating 715 hp, but buyers can opt for a hybrid version generating upwards of 1000hp.