Monday, August 28, 2017

2018 Jeep Overlander/E: Plug-in Family 4x4

Casey/artandcolour's all new, aluminum-bodied, all wheel drive, plug-in electric family crossover, the Jeep Overlander/E for 2018. Enough descriptors in that first sentence, lol? Jeep would work hard to make sure this conveyance would be Trail-Rated. Cribbing from a modern classic, the current Jaguar XJ saloons, I've added a Piano Black trim panel on the D-pillar tying in the side- and backlites. I think I've done it a bit more artfully though, making it look less like it's trying to be wraparound glass and more like it's an artistic way to use trim to lessen the visual bulk of the top third of the car.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

2018 AMC Gremlin X. Wait, what?

Needless to say, American Motors Corporation is no more, but that didn't stop me from imagining what a bang-up-to-date Gremlin may have looked like.

I've given my rendering all the modern conveniences and equipment, although I favor a rear wheel and rear wheel-biased, all wheel drive layout for better design proportions and handling.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2018 Lincoln Navigator Mark X Coupe

Not every SUV/Crossover needs to have four doors. Not every buyer needs the maximum space afforded by near-vertical rear compartments, either. My latest Photoshop creation was created for people who prefer the longer doors of a two door vehicle, aiding greatly in entrance to the front seat. The sloping roofline covers fitted luggage designed to maximize the rear compartment.

This is my take on such an ├╝ber luxury vehicle for 2018, the Lincoln Navigator Mark X Coupe. Did I mention it has a twin-turbo V12/Hybrid drivetrain? The famed "Mark" series migrates to the exclusive all-aluminum Navigator platform for the first time in history, affording outstanding room and capability to the luxury class. 

Starting with the new-for-2018 Navigator 4-door, I lengthened the body ahead of the cowl by about 8-inches to accommodate the longer V12 powertrain. Longer doors maximize entry into the front compartment and a programmable entry system features remote access to the First Class-level individual rear seats. The exclusive V12 drivetrain features twin turbochargers and hybrid-assist and is combined with an also-exclusive electronically controlled 12-speed transmission. 

I think Lincoln is coming along nicely with their new Continental-inspired front ends but I still think it needs more developing. For this Mark rendering, I added a brushed chrome header to the existing grille space and added the LINCOLN name to it. I think it completes the front end.