Mazda Deep Orange 3 Concept Revealed
Designed as a stylish hatchback, the Deep Orange 3 is powered by a unique hybrid powertrain that automatically chooses front, rear or all-wheel drive and a load-bearing structure based on innovative sheet-folding technology patented by Industrial Origami. In addition, the vehicle sports an unusual 3+3 seating configuration in “sports car architecture”.
No other details have been revealed, but Stewart Reed, chairman of transportation design for the Art Center College of Design, said “Deep Orange offers companies an exclusive opportunity to showcase advanced-vehicle technologies. For designers and engineers alike, it’s a rich experience of working directly with industry leaders to develop ideas.”
“These students have provided fresh and inventive ideas from sketch pad to sheet metal, and the final product truly speaks to that open dialogue and collaboration between the Art Center College of Design and Clemson University,” added Derek Jenkins, design director for Mazda North American Operations.
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