Top 10 Automotive Designs of August 2022
We witnessed a torrential and exciting rain of automotive designs at Yanko Design in August 2022. Each automobile was innovative, bringing us something we had never seen or experienced before. From killer speed, to dashing beauty, to impenetrable safety standards, every automobile we’ve showcased at YD has cleared a design barrier for us, and I hope they’ve done the same for you. also. Therefore, we curated a collection of car designs that we thought were the best of the lot! From a futuristic two-seater urban vehicle to a Scandinavian-inspired concept SUV, each of these drool-worthy cars ruthlessly pushes the boundaries of the automotive industry! Car enthusiasts will be eager to get their hands on it and take it for a spin on the streets!
1. Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept
The mythical 1945 Citroën 2CV often called the umbrella on wheels had a fixed-profile convertible body and a retractable sunroof. To revive the nostalgic memories of this economical family car, designer Jean Louis Bui imagined an electric concept in a modern avatar. Dubbed the Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept, this cheeky mini-car has a sense of lightness. The vehicle’s retro DNA can be seen in the section above the wheels, headlights and retractable accordion roof that transforms it into a convertible.
2. AI-designed Apple Car
Discover the Apple Car, from the mind of an AI. Designed by Dall-E 2 based on a text prompt from designer, educator and YouTuber John Mauriello, this Apple Car is fascinating for two main reasons: the design of the car itself, but more importantly, the technology underlying AI that ended up creating the car. . The genesis for this idea came from Marques Brownlee’s own efforts with DALL-E 2. In a YouTube video, Brownlee demonstrated how just typing the words “Apple Car” resulted in a car that looked like the apple. This became a starting point for Mauriello, who instead decided to tweak the prompt a bit for more specialized results. Mauriello asked the AI to design a “Minimalist sports car inspired by a MacBook and a magic mouse, built in aluminum and glass”while specifying it to design something in the style of former Apple design chief Jony Ive.
3. Muji Honda MS01 Electric Bike
Discover the Muji Honda MS01 electric bike inspired by the MUJI H-Type bike. The black and white theme on this one speaks to MUJI’s mellowed style – in fact, the company’s art director, Kenya Hara, did most of the bike’s design himself. All the equipment and power of the MS01 comes from the house of Honda. It’s a very balanced collaboration, resulting in this minimalist two-wheeler ideal for cruising around town and beyond.
4. The MINI Spaceman Concept
This concept hatchback is the culmination of a fun-to-drive vehicle that ditches the four-seat configuration for a futuristic three-seat configuration. The idea is to cocoon riders in comfort and leave room for lounging when desired. The rear of this ditches some of the contours for a cleaner aesthetic and more space, thanks to the elongated boot section. Whether or not MINI fans like this imbalance is completely subjective and depends on user needs. For someone with a family, that makes more sense, but for someone who loves MINI for pure driving pleasure, that doesn’t have much merit.
5. Volvo XC Concept
The boxy nature of the Volvo XC concept seems like a tip of the hat to the Swedish company’s humble design beginnings, although that modern, minimalist appearance looks a lot like the Polestar ethos has also been brought to the table. The result, however, is an SUV that looks fantastic. The clean design doesn’t look boring, and there are enough subtle details to guide the eye and keep people transfixed. Truly a masterclass in Scandinavian car design and a lesson all car brands should consider taking.
6. DeLorean Omega 2040
This Baja-style concept is a far cry from reality by 2022 standards, but then we’re talking about the year 2040. The electric vehicle will be suitable for off-road trails, perhaps designed for drastically altered topography due to climate change and of man. – induced drought. DeLorean themselves call this design something that’s a complete detour from traditional automotive design. The independent suspension system on all four wheels definitely hints at its high performance quotient. Coming from the House of DeLorean, that’s no surprise since they’re used to creating futuristic rides.
7. Kronos Armored Submarine
This is the Kronos armored submarine that can explore the depth of the water for secret missions at a maximum speed of 50 km/h underwater and 80 km/h on the surface. And don’t be fooled by its unrealistic renders because this thing is meant for an actual avatar. The warship is designed for rescue operations, secret military missions or commercial use to transport goods or even people. In total, the beast can carry 6,600 pounds of load in the water. According to the manufacturers, the thing can be equipped with six mini-torpedoes for secret military missions. Now that’s crazy!
8. BMW R100 3-Wheel Custom Build
Designed by Cumpert Contraptions, this custom BMW build is just that – a bizarre contraption that captivates the eye with its retro punk attitude. Sitting on three wheels instead of the usual two, this quirky beauty was once a 1992 model BMW R100R Mystic, which Tim Cuppert got his hands on for his mad scientist project. He sawed off the front end, replacing it with a frame pulled from an ATV, and built his vision using it as a frame. “The three-wheeler was inspired by pre-war racing cars, which I’m a big fan of,” he told Bike EXIF. “When I started this project in 2012, Morgan had just released their new 3 Wheeler. But the main driving force behind this project was that I wanted to try my hand at making aluminum sheets.
9. The robotic city car
Dubbed the Robotic City Car, this hybrid automobile is unlike anything I’ve seen before. It comes with an enclosed cabin like a car, but can accommodate two people in a fighter jet/motorcycle style (one behind the other). Finally, the car sits on three wheels arranged in a 2×1 format, giving it the maneuverability it needs while keeping it slimmer than conventional trikes seen in parts of Asia.
10. The DIDI bike
An electric scooter at heart, it is primarily powered by pedals with the eco-conscious lot in mind. On flat ground, the DIDI bike is best supported by the power of the legs – in this way the physical form is also supported. For roads with a slight degree of elevation, the scooter’s electric motor kicks in to save you from the hard work. A front rack is a nod to the classic utility two-wheelers that originated on the Asian continent.