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XS Concept

was created based on some old sketches I did a long time ago. I don't favor very commercial types of designs; instead, I prefer expressing my own 'raw' ideas, which some may or may not find appealing. This is a hydrogen concept SUV with retro-futuristic influences.

I enjoyed exaggerating some details while keeping an overall minimalist design. The interior aims to eliminate any physical buttons, incorporating only touch-sensitive displays grounded in a high level of semiotics. This approach utilizes more symbols than crowded texts, in contrast to industry trends. While the exterior volumes and shapes showcase industrial design flair, the interior seeks a more organic feel. Pulsing lights create the semblance of a car's "blood" network. I named this feature 'mood fog,' and it also reflects the driver's state of mind. This serves two purposes: fostering a better car-driver connection and serving as a form of caution. The ceiling can switch between transparent to opaque. The exterior wheels have non-rotating caps which are LED displays. The concept was featured on several automotive websites like, and on some Romanian national TV stations.

Software used:

3ds max, V-Ray, ZBrush, Photoshop, Nuke, After Effects


Concept, 3D Modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Shading, Rendering, Compositing and Post Production

Completion date:

June 2012