LA Design Challenge 2013: Roewe Mobiliant Concept

Concept Cars 12 Nov 2013
LA Design Challenge 2013: Roewe Mobiliant Concept

SAIC Motor’s entry at the LA Design Challenge 2013 is the Roewe Mobilliant, a futuristic, single seater vehicle inspired by ants and designed for a urban 3D road network.


The Mobiliant is a study of a vehicle with an array of futuristic technologies, from the relatively normal polymer body and in-wheel motors with KERS System to more fictional innovations such as pollutant absorbing surfaces that convert air pollutants into a liquid fertilizers.

Roewe Mobiliant Concept

Roewe Mobiliant Concept

Roewe Mobiliant Concept Design Board

Like the ants from which SAIC designers drew inspiration, the Mobiliant features a structure divided into three main sections connected through a dual roation system and has exceptional grip on all kind of surfaces thanks to legs with hooked claws.

Roewe Mobiliant Concept Design Board Roewe Mobiliant Concept Concept Art

Roewe Mobiliant Concept Design Board

The Chinese design team, led by Shao Jingfeng, also conceived a matched infrastructure, a 3D road network called Mobiliant Expressway, which leverages on the vehicle ability of traveling along vertical surfaces to provide a distinctive solution – a spiral-shaped fork road – for non-stop intersections.

Roewe Mobiliant Concept Design Sketch

  • Global Design Director: Anthony Williams-Kenny
  • China Design Director: Shao Jingfeng
  • Design Team: Xu Dengtao, Ling Yuzhou, Ji Zhiheng, Niu Wenbo, Zhang Mingxi, Qian Junlin

Roewe Mobiliant Concept

(Source: SAIC/Roewe)

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