Something conceptual for the weekend. What if Saab still exists and wants a piece of the premium supermini pie? I rendered this cause the recent Suzuki iK-2 Concept looks a lot like a few Saab concept cars before
GM slaughtered the Swedish company went bust.
Rendered this Kia pickup truck by combining the Sorento design onto the body and proportion of Volkswagen Amarok.
Initially I wanted to render both front and rear angle of the Maxima Coupe. But after I’ve completed the front, I gave up. I simply can’t modify the Maxima into a better looking coupe.
You know what? If I have the time, resources and place, I’d like to buy and restore a Volvo 340 or 360 sedan. I love the 240 but I always fancy a 340/360. I like that it’s tough and heavy. I like that it’s small and rear-wheel driven. I like that its gearbox that is mounted to the De Dion tube rear axle as a transaxle, resulting great weight distribution. I like that the geometry of the rear axle – two degrees of negative camber on the rear de Dion axle produces a similar stabilising effect as the expensive and complex Weissach axle launched by Porsche. Above all it’s a Volvo, though built in Netherlands.
If I get to restore one, I’d try to keep it to the original looks, but perhaps with slightly bigger wheels, and a different engine, perhaps a modern day 1.5 litre diesel turbo engine, and better air-con. Early 340/360’s air-con was considered weak for hot climate countries. Volvo made the 340/360 from 1976 till 1991.
I also read in wikipedia there were prototype of 340/360 wagon. It would be amazing if I can restore a 360 and customised it into a wagon. That’s why I rendered this.
Under the recently revealed contract, Nissan NP300 Navara to spawn both Mercedes-Benz and Renault one-tonne pick-up trucks. I rendered this Mercedes-Benz pickup truck based on the official sketch of the truck by Mercedes-Benz. Do pardon the quality of chop as after travelling for a week, I got ill and been mostly resting in bed. I couldn’t even replicate the bumper seen in the sketch.
While you’re here, why not check out my previous rendering of Renault version of the Nissan NP300 Navara.
When I first saw the Giugiaro Gea concept, It somehow reminds me of the Jaguar XJ. Combining both, I visualise a Jaguar XJ of the future. As for the name, C-XJ can be Concept-XJ or Coupe-XJ.
Read in Worldcarfans.com that Renault is planning to add a 7-seater SUV to its lineup. Did this quick set of renderings; wasn’t difficult since all I red was just to give the Espace (itself more crossover than MPV) a more upright windscreen, steeper rear hatch, and a roof that’s a little higher. As for the name, it’s from Renault’s concept from 2008. Renault has a habit of using its concepts’ names eventually on production models.
Back in February, we’ve read about Tata developing its own Land Rover Discovery Sport-based model. I rendered this productionised Tata Hexa concept by mirroring it onto the body of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, giving the Hexa an SUV stance, charing the Discover Sport’s shape, size and proportion.