First the name: Trioba 2+1. Now the ‘why’ of it: Trioba 2+1 concept car was named as such coz of two reasons. One, the numbers obviously refer to the fact that the car boasts of three seats (quite unlike the small two-seater electric cars that are the norm, second Tri-OBA (‘Organic Biomorphic Asymmetric’); the latter because the form and design of this car is inspired by the organic shapes of the nature. The designing implications are an asymmetrical body.
Trioba 2+1 is the concept of an electric car that is envisioned by Indian-born auto designer Shashwath Bolar. His MA Automative Design final research project pondered upon the question “How does a 3 seat car enhance and affect exterior design.” Trioba 2+1 as an answer to the same is an interesting take on the impacts of three-seats on design outside and interaction inside the car. The designing phase was unique in the sense that exterior was designed around a pre-determined seating layout. Everything is different about this novel concept. The hood and body are asymmetrical and the passenger side boasts of an asymmetrical gull-wing door for easy access. The PVB (Poly Vinyl Butyl) glass surfaces are amazing with an option to change both opacity and color and the electric powertrain is combined with rear-wheel-drive transmission and Li-ion batteries. There’s only one word to describe the design of Trioba 2+1 – radical! Check out the images in gallery below and you’d agree.