Students from the RCA were asked to design the Fiats of the future
The students presented their ideas for what the Fiat 500 and Panda models could look like in 2020
Designs ranged from new interior layouts, like this "Panda Hug" design...
...to this "500 Spresso", which judges said gave the 500 a more cheeky, irresponsible look
Students from London's Royal College of Art have revealed their ideas for the Fiats of the future.
As part of its 'Two of a Kind' project, students at the RCA were tasked with deciding what the Fiat Panda and Fiat 500 models should look like in 2020. The winning ten designs have now been chosen from around 60 entries.
The winners will visit Fiat's design studio in Turin to turn their designs into clay models. The students will also be offered paid internships with Fiat in 2014 and 2015. The competition was judged by a panel, including Fiat-Chrysler design boss Lorenzo Ramaciotti, as well as senior designers from Fiat and staff from the RCA.
The concepts range from the Fiat 500 "Spresso", which the judges said gave the 500 a "cheerfully irresponsible" look, to the Fiat "Panda Hug" interior design concept, and the "Panda Roomy" model, whose exterior was envisioned as an extension of a living space.
Other designs, including the "500 Experience", used a virtual dashboard inside the car, while others used touch-screen controls and featured integrated social media.
The competition was launched in early October, with Fiat noting that as it faces the challenges of designing new vehicles, the input of fresh ideas and the influence of cosmopolitan cities like London could produce important new designs.
The ten winning designs will also be on show at the Royal College of Art in June next year. Fiat says it will run the competition again in the New Year.