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Written by CASTRO   
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 00:00

Each year for the past seven years, a topical theme is chosen and the major Southern California automotive design studios are invited to compete in the Design Challenge. For the first time studios from Germany and Japan will join the competition adding an international dimension to the contest. The highly anticipated challenge allows studios to flex their creativity and explore new ideas in automotive design.

The theme this year addresses society's shift toward minimizing consumption of the earth's resources. The objective is to envision an efficient, light-weight, four passenger vehicle (not to exceed 1,000 lbs.), that is both comfortable and safe, while delivering satisfactory driving performance without sacrificing the styling consumers demand.

As an artist and miniature vehicle designer myself, this stuff is really exciting and inspiring.

Here are some of the entries:

GM Cadillac Aera

Honda Air

Mercedes-Benz Biome

Nissan IV

Toyota Nori


Read more about this awesome Design Challenge and check out the other great entries over at http://www.laautoshow.com/DC10/

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 November 2010 01:47

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