Roland Reitenbach and Andreas Zimolong, with two designs that were rather futuristic but which showed great potential, were the winners of a competition for young designers sponsored by Nissan. Through its London design centre (Nissan Design Europe), the Japanese marque had asked the students of Pforzheim University in Germany to imagine and design a car for the Geneva Show of 2015 right up to the production of a scale model.

Roland Reitenbach’s project – named X4FUN – consists of a flexible pod targeted at a young market and which, depending on the engine and appendages, can be a car, a jet-ski, a hovercraft or a snowcat: a three seater module, with the driver at the centre and the two passengers sat slightly
further back.

Zimolong’s Sitwin project is a 2+2, but not in the traditional meaning of the term: two seats below and two above, turned towards each other, with the driver
who can therefore see the faces of the passengers below. Both received the Best Design Award.

The article continues in Auto & Design no. 158

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