Twenty-four students of the Master in Transportation Design at European Institute of Design, Turin designed the new concept vehicle in collaboration with Suzuki.
Suzuki Misano (length 4000 mm, width 1750 mm, height 1000 mm, wheelbase 2600 mm) is a sporty and compact vehicle, which reinterprets the classic type of Barchetta in an experimental key. With an innovative and asymmetrical layout, it gets two seats in tandem.
The lines of the exteriors draw clean surfaces that softly envelop the exposed passenger compartment. The absence of a hood reveals the driver and passenger positions which, off-center, leave the right portion free, allowing the insertion of the battery pack and a trunk in a lateral position.
The sporty inspiration is found not only in the gritty design of the front, in which the darting lines of the lights increase the recognisability of the car, trapezoidal meshes but especially in the driving experience.
Protected exclusively by a small windshield that resembles a fairing, the driver controls the car not with a steering wheel, but with a clearly motorcycling-inspired joystick.
Suzuki Misano will be exhibited at the MAUTO – National Automobile Museum in Turin from Saturday 15 May to Sunday 6 June 2021.