Students sketch Vauxhall’s future

A joint project between Vauxhall/Opel and students at the University of Pforzheim, Germany has revealed how transportation design students see the carmaker in 2030.

The students were tasked with creating an iconic Vauxhall/Opel concept for the year 2030, with the designers responsible for the two most eye-catching renderings being offered the chance of a placement with the company’s design department.

‘We are continuously developing our characteristic design philosophy – Sculptural Artistry meets Technical Precision,’ said Brit Mark Adams, vice president design Europe, ‘and we wanted to know what young people think when they imagine Vauxhall/Opel from the point of view of future customers. We were really impressed by the creative, unconventional and fresh designs, and we want to support this emerging talent.’

The creations by the Russian students Maya Markova and Roman Zenin were so visionary and convincing that they both received the offer of a six-month internship.