I tend not to post about cars very often, but when I do they’re usually pretty forward thinking and a bit out there. More cars on the road are kind of boring, though I do think we’re starting to see some interesting shapes from Nissan and Kia. Renault (who now owns a 43% in Nissan, funny enough) could also be added to that list. The vehicle above is the Renault Twin’Z concept, designed by Ross Lovegrove as a part of Renault’s Cycle of Life project.
Lovegrove, a veteran of the design industry, is known for his biologically inspired work (his work in lighting is a good example of this), creating objects that feel… natural. He’s taken this distinct style and brought it to the Twin’Z and I think it’s totally brilliant.
To me this car feels alive, like a creature that you’d find living in a coral reef. The vibrancy of the blue body paired with the neon yellow would certainly make this stand out in any city. The wheels especially are a stand out, like neon colored sea anemones. Inside the palette is just as bright but everything has been extremely pared down. What you’re left with is a steering wheel and two touch devices for your inputs.
This vehicle might be extreme for most people but I think seeing cars like this is exactly what the world needs. Smaller, bright, and exciting. A welcome change from the mundanity of the road today.