Golf Vision 2020 Concept

New Designers 16 Oct 2013
Golf Vision 2020 Concept

The Golf Vision 2020 Concept by IAAD students Alberto Caruso, Nicasio Priolo and Giuseppe Sacca is a design study of a sculptural and futuristic concept that aims at finding the perfect synthesis of the iconic model.


The concept was developed for the “GOLF VISION 2020” challenge sponsored by Volkswagen and Italdesign, which was the subject of the final thesis projects for the 2012-2013 design courses at IAAD.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Final design sketches

The Golf Vision 2020 presented here was developed as a sculptural and futuristic concept that encloses and emphasizes the main characteristics of the Golf and its typical iconic design, with the goal of creating the “perfect synthesis” of the model.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - design sketches

After an in-depth study of the Golf’s design evolution and its style languages, IAAD students Alberto Caruso, Nicasio Priolo and Giuseppe Sacca developed a clean, sleek exterior volume with an evolutionary yet distinctive identity.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Golf design story Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Golf design study

As Alberto Caruso explains, “Since the first time, the task of our final master’s project appeared very hard…the Golf 7 had been just launched and the task from Giugiaro was to imagine a future generation of this model […] something more futuristic.”

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design Sketch Research

“Considering the very gradual and “rational” evolution of the Golf’s design during the past years, the intention of doing something revolutionary appeared impossible and fascinating at he same time.”

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design Sketch development

“[We] tried to imagine a car which emphasizes all the main Golf’s design features (C-shaped C-pillars, clean lines, fast back, front and rear horizontal schemes, etc.), trying to synthesize them in a extreme, more fluent and dynamic way.”

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design sketch Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design sketch

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design Sketch

The choice of creating a body without wheels allowed to give the vehicle an even sleeker appearance, with a “fast” element on the side that enabled “to achieve a synthesis of the car, like a capture view of a fast car in motion.”

The concept features scissor doors and uses a levitation turbine that makes the car float just above the ground, with the lower body panels absorbing the energy from the highway.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Design Sketch

The body is realized with carbon fiber reinforced plastic, while the bodywork panels are covered by a sensible – active texture film. The interior design motive is sculptural and minimalist.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Interior design sketch

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Alias 3D Model

The project was selected as the best work among the thesis projects of the Master Course and was later turned into a fine milled model by the Italdesign team.

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Scale Model Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Scale Model

Volkswagen Golf Vision 2020 Concept - Presentation with Giugiaro and De Silva

About the designers

Alberto Caruso is transportation designer from Turin, Italy. He graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Torino in 2007 and then started to work in R&D Automotive field. He recently gained a Post-graduate Master Degree in Transportation Design at IAAD.

 

Nicasio Priolo has a Post-graduate Master Degree in Transportation Design at IAAD. He previously studied Industrial Design at Palermo’s University.

 

Giuseppe Sacca has Post-graduate Master Degree in Transportation Design at IAAD. He previously studied at Espera / Sbarro design automobile et mécanique.

(Image Courtesy: Alberto Caruso for Car Body Design)

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  1. 17/10/2013

    Very nice work!

  2. 11/11/2013

    Good job dears!

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