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