Our Exclusive Interview With the Design Team Behind the Fiat Centoventi All-Electric Concept

From a bumper that displays messages to interchangeable seats, the concept has something for everyone

Celebrating the brand’s 120th anniversary and its first concept car in 16 years, Fiat unveiled the electric Concept Centoventi (Concept 120) at the Geneva International Motor Show this week. The vehicle, the next-generation Panda, could arrive as early as 2021. Klaus Busse, the head of design for Europe brands at FCA, says, “It is Italian design”—democratic, accessible, stylish and functional. The car will be delivered with a very …

Hyundai’s Walking Concept Car, Elevate

Designed as a first responder for natural disasters, automaker Hyundai’s Elevate concept car sets wheels on robotic legs that can stretch to walk or climb across challenging terrain. Unveiled at CES (as a small toy-like model), the vehicle’s “active suspension” employs an electric actuator technology, allowing the leg architecture freedom of movement in six directions. Further, the modular passenger unit opens in all four directions. Read …

Electrifying Design from Audi’s e-Tron GT Concept Car

First impressions of the battery-powered vehicle from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Audi design boss Marc Lichte prefers to clear his head on the deck of a boat in the Baltic Sea, but when he’s in the studio, he must imagine himself behind the wheel of an electric car. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show last week, one such car is the German luxury brand’s latest battery-powered vehicle: the e-Tron GT. Audi showed a concept for the GT …