Buick and BASF partnered up to sponsor a competition for students at Detroit’s College of Creative Studies, where they were asked to build a scale model of a 2030 Buick vehicle. Replicas were made to address a number issues the automaker has been focusing on such as “the dramatic rise in urban populations, developing countries, nanotechnology and the role advanced materials will play in vehicle efficiency.”
A panel of Buick designers helped choose the winners, with Namsuk Lee’s Vision Sedan concept winning awards for best overall concept and best interior. Sam Kenny’s Neo Classic Buick concept snagged top honors for best exterior design, where as Justin Salmon accepted praise for most innovative use of materials.
Buick executive director of global design Andrew Smith shared his thoughts on the competition by stating the following:
“The solutions these concepts offer are as unique as the future car designers at CCS who created them. For Buick, this project is an invitation for new insights and interpretation of our brand and the future portfolio of products we will offer.”
Check out some of the built prototypes in the video above.
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