Chevrolet Prisma Y Concept
(Worldcarfans) - Based on the newly launched Sedan Prisma, it is a very versatile multipurpose vehicle
Inspired in the new model recently launched by Chevrolet, Sedan Prisma, General Motors do Brasil's Design Area created Prisma Y, a stylish vehicle which was carefully conceived with a view to developing an adventurous version, reports Trend.
Prisma Y is a model aimed at young consumers who are very interested in adventures, emphasized Carlos Barba, GM Design Director for LAAM Division, encompassing Latin America, Africa and Middle East regions.
The design was totally developed by using the modern GM Design Department's virtual reality room the only existing one in the automotive sector all around Country -, and the letter Y is the initial of the English word young or youth.
For developing Prisma Y, we focused on finding out the current directions of the Brazilian market. Our challenge was to find out the Brazilian tendencies and lifestyle, commented Carlos Barba.
According to Barba, Prisma Y is a sportive and versatile vehicle, with capacity to carry not only five people, but also several camping and surfing equipment, including surfboards and bikes. Everything that reminds us of weekend recreation and leisure is what our concept vehicle aims at, added Barba.
A multipurpose vehicle to be used in the city, highways and countryside
We sought to create a perfect balance for the vehicle to be used in the city, highways and countryside. Having an appropriate size and features to be used in the city, Prisma Y is always ready to provide weekend leisure on the beach or countryside, stated Barba.
The main challenge of the Design Department was to add the practicality and robustness look of the Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to the Prisma model. The main change in the appearance is the type of the body, turning from a sedan to a multipurpose model.
As one of the most important features of Prisma Y is its luggage compartment, the GM's Design Department took special care for its functionality and volumetric capacity. Despite of its volumetric capacity, the horizontal and vertical opening dimensions are very competitive.
For this reason, the Prisma Y 's luggage compartment had its volumetric capacity increased, in comparison to the Sedan Prisma's, and its access improved for loading large-sized objects, including bikes, camping equipments and other issues related to leisure activities.