Behold the Future of Pickup Trucks Thanks to This Eye-Popping Renault Concept

Whoa.

Wojciech Jurkowski

While an increasing portion of humanity resides in dense cities, said humanity also seeks to escape the urban jungle for outdoor adventures. They are foiled in their kayaking/snowmobiling/mountain biking goals, however, by the tininess of their urban commuter cars.

Wojciech Jurkowski

That’s the way Polish designer Wojciech Jurkowski sees it, and he’s not just complaining. He’s got a solution, with this design for a modern electric-powered pickup truck that is adaptable to urban living and life in the great outdoors.

Wojciech Jurkowski

Jurkowski sketched the Subtil concept using Renault‘s form language, envisioning this reconfigurable EV as a product from the French carmaker. 

Wojciech Jurkowski

Sliding second-row seats and a roof that opens up let Subtil’s driver convert the vehicle from a four-seat person-hauler to a two-seat cargo-hauler.

Wojciech Jurkowski

In-wheel electric motors drive all four wheels, providing urban efficiency and off-road traction. Future trucks may not end up looking exactly like this, but surely they will encompass this sort of flexibility and efficiency.

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