Proton Presents Concept Car Designed by Giugiaro

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton and Giugiaro created a concept car meant to introduce a family of low environmental impact models. The design is based on a hybrid drive system and will be presented at the Geneva International Auto Show in March 2010. The concept is set to optimize on-board space and car access ergonomics.

“This is the outcome of several years of study: the solution allows the interior spaciousness on a par with that of a segment D saloon despite maintaining exterior dimensions of a segment A car” explained Giorgetto Giugiaro, Chairman of Italdesign Giugiaro.

“You could say that it is a brand new type of car, a new automotive concept where looks are as important as function, ergonomics and comfort, not to mention environmental impact. It is higher that other compact cars to make the best use of interior space."

"The seat H points is at the same height as the passenger’s hips: you do not get into your car as in a coupe, you do not climb as in an SUV but you enter in a natural way. Rear seat comfort when you enter the car is absolutely unprecedented, the distance from the front seat is comparable to that of an SUV”
added Giugiaro.

The family car designed by Giugiaro has a raised floor pan able to accommodate the hybrid’s system batteries and four independent, identical seats that slide. Proton says that its concept will revolutionize traditional segmentation in the car market, but we’ll never know that until March 2.
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