Turin-based car design outfit GFG Style has revealed a new electric SUV concept – dubbed “Kangaroo” – at the Geneva motor show.
Following in the footsteps of last year’s Sibylla concept car, it is the latest design to come from the father and son team of Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro.
Sitting on big 22-inch wheels, the two-seater’s body is made largely from carbon-fibre and houses two 180 kW motors that help generate a combined output of 483 bhp and 501 lb-ft of torque.
The concept car’s main dynamic feature – from which its name is derived – is the possibility of raising and lowering the body by 120 mm, via three configurations: “Racing” (140 mm); “Road” (190 mm); and “Off-Road” (260 mm).
“Just like a Kangaroo,” says Fabrizio Giugiaro, “it rises up, springs into action, jumps from one terrain to another and is fast, very fast indeed!”
The Kangaroo’s top speed is claimed to be 155 mph, all while delivering a range of 280 miles. It also gets four-wheel drive as well as four-wheel steering.
On the inside, the car’s dashboard features three displays with three different functions: the first is dedicated to monitoring the situation around the car, as if it were a big rear-view mirror, just under the crossbeam; the second is located in front of the steering wheel showing the general functions of the car; the third is on the centre console and also includes two drink holders.
The dashboard is further designed in two parts divided by an aluminium slat, which channels the air flows from the air conditioning.