Engineering + Design LUV Concept to Debut at 2007 Geneva Auto Show
Source: EDAG Engineering + Design
01-24-07 20:58 PT
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On 7th March,
2007, the cry of “Cast off!” will go up in Geneva for the
“EDAG Luxury Utility Vehicle (LUV)”, the latest concept car
from EDAG Engineering + Design AG.
as a niche vehicle, the LUV presents a maritime appearance from its bows
to its stern, and is targeted at customers who are not looking for just
an ordinary car, and who appreciate something more distinctive.
on the bonnet, inside as the floor covering , and again on the elegant
loading plat-form, gives a nautical flair. The dimensions of the “EDAG
LUV” are also imposing.
their basis a high end SUV, the EDAG Engineering + Design AG designers
and engineers have constructed an LUV with an impressive overall length
of almost 19-feet. Over 6.5-feet wide and 6-feet high, the “EDAG
LUV” is a real eye-catcher.
two rows of seats with ample space for 5 passengers, there is a teak-covered
bed. This, in keeping with the maritime look of the concept car, has the
distinct air of a quarter deck. Retractable clamps mounted in the teak
flooring provide the owner of the “EDAG LUV” with the same
kind of practical means of securing loads found on ships and boats.
the name of the concept car, is also a German nautical term, meaning “luff”:
Apart from this, however, the term also defines a new vehicle segment,
namely the Luxury Utility Vehicle.
lines of the body’s design enable the loading platform and passenger
cell to be joined together so elegantly that the utility vehicle character
frequently manifest in pick-up models is no longer evident.
A new vehicle type which, with its originality, size and elegance, has
clearly been developed by EDAG as a niche vehicle for a target group who
prefer vehicle concepts which diverge to one side or the other of the
project, from the concept defining stage, through the design process and
development, culminating in the ready-to-drive prototype, took just three
months to complete, and is ready for conversion into a premium edition.
With the EDAG LUV, the world’s largest, independent engineering
partner has once again demonstrated its abilities as an all-round developer
– from concept to production readiness.
LUV” is an example of how, with an economically acceptable outlay,
it is possible to transform a model for volume production into an independent
EDAG is currently
in close contact with prestigious vehicle customising companies, looking
into the possibility of a potential “launch” of the “EDAG