Fioravanti Thalia Concept, the static design study unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show which features a large cabin with raised rear seats and a second windshield.
We look into the future in order to be ready and resourceful when faced by new environment challenges and alternative sources of energy; Fioravanti introduces the Thalia.
This concept car is the result of research and development for a vehicle that allows to stock up he most recent eco-friendly energies and to combine innovation with elegance.
We began by raising the rear sitting thus creating room for hydrogen tanks, for a “fuel cell” car or for possible batteries in the case an electric or hybrid engine. These large masses would be placed in a well protected area, safe from crashes and low for an ideal centre of gravity to improve the car handling.
In recent year, despite the fast growing number of M.P.V., S.U.V., COSSOVER models, the problem of poor visibility for the rear passengers is still unresolved; their desire to enjoy a clear view has yet to be fulfilled.
By blending all technical and architectural aspects, our inside space has been reshaped, the rear seats are about 30 cm higher then the front ones, therefore they will be experiencing a “front row” journey. We have also maintained the driving experience for driver and front passenger with more reclined and sporty but comfortable seats.
A sleek and dynamic design characterizes the unique bodywork with modelled and plastic surfaces, in the vehicle’s front end we find the lights, which are luminous volumes that vary their intensity depending on functions, creating a single drawing.
At the rear we have fitted various functions: to improve the aerodynamic the side mirrors have been replaced by video cameras fitted on the spoiler, the reverse gear light, anti fog light, windshield wiper are integrated in a single distinctive asymmetrical element that includes the rear door-handle too. A vertically developed boot of generous dimensions allows big load-carrying.
Концепт Thalia от Fioravanti кажется "слепым", но на самом деле он очень даже "зрячий", просто светотехника (кроме передних фар) замаскирована, а зеркала заменены на видеокамеры в заднем спойлере. Под талией, очевидно, следует понимать середину крыши, за которой начинается весьма фигуристый задок, придающий машине некое сходство с коммерческим "каблучком". Но вообще-то там "амфитеатр" или "балкон", или "галерка" -- как еще можно назвать задний ряд сидений, который расположен аж на 30 см выше ряда переднего?
Source: www.fioravanti.it; СЕРГЕЙ СОРОКИН - "КАНИКУЛЫ РЕЗИДЕНТА" , Журнал "Автопилот" 4-2007