Reimagining the electric Volkswagen - pictures
Eimear Hyland – Eimear’s design adopted a 4D-printed frame that changed shape between city and motorway use to provide a shorter or longer wheelbase and improved aerodynamics. Meng Tian – Meng’s presentation aimed to bring a stronger, more powerful aesthetic as a future design direction for Volkswagen’s EVs, in contrast to the softer face of the I.D Georgi Videnov – Georgi’s proposal was for an I.D version of the Volkswagen Touran, taking cues from the ItalDesign Orbit concept. Xuanfu Song – Xuanfu’s design was for an all-wheel-drive crossover coupe that drew from the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Golf’s C-pillar treatment. Qinqyi Meng – Qinqyi’s concept took inspiration from the I.D concept with simple lines blending the traditional silhouettes of both saloons and coupes. Xingnan Cai – Xingnan’s proposal was for a crossover that reflected its powertrain with its raised ride height and strong feature line running around the car. Bingquan Wang – Binquan created a sporty, high-waisted SUV that used exterior lighting as a design feature. Yi Qu – Yi’s presentation drew on the I.D R Pikes Peak for inspiration, resulting in a design that fits with the I.D family and emphasises the unique sound signature of electric powertrains. Manesh Nagarkar – Manesh created a fully autonomous vehicle aimed at Generation Z and Alpha with a flexible cabin space and design cues taken from Volkswagen’s XL1. Zhiqin He – Zhiqin’s proposal used a moveable, independent passenger cell to suit city or motorway use with a two-colour design to separate the elements. Zishen Peng – Zishen’s design included a flexible cabin space with a dividing central display screen and lighting that gives proximity warnings to other vehicles. Xin Hao – Xin’s proposal was inspired by kite design, creating a Golf-sized vehicle with minimal bodywork for lightness and aerodynamic advantages. Zixiao Peng – Zixiao’s design was a Golf-sized car with a high waist and excellent visibility for maximum occupant protection with influences from the contemporary up! city car. Kritish Devaraj – Kritish created a vehicle with strong aerodynamic performance, an elegant aesthetic and muscularity. James A Smith – James’s proposal aimed to deliver an evolutionary D-segment design with strong proportions and luggage areas front and rear.