Giugiaro Clipper electric 6 seater MPV, Clipper Ducati and Patrick Dempsey at Geneva
Italdesign Giugiaro has introduced their new Clipper concept at Volkswagen Group Night on the eve of 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Sporty and versatile, the MPV is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and is seen with butterfly front doors and gull wing rear doors.
The new Clipper gets a pillarless design, offering easy entry and exit to and from second and third row seats. Interiors are high tech and sports while seats are done up in a two toned Alcantara upholstery. 4 iPad Minis are integrated into headrests of first and second row seats while the front end is dominated by an 11 inch touchscreen display mounted on an electronically adjustable center console. A floating digital instrument cluster hogs the limelight in front offering information via two different screens.
The new Clipper is powered by two electric motors, one mounted in the front and one at the rear, each producing 149 hp power giving combined output of 220 kW. The Clipper weighs a total of 1800 kgs and can reach a top speed of 204 kmph while it is capable to travel on a single charge upto 540 km.
The three row seating arrangement can be altered by folding rearmost seats flat thereby resulting in a 900 liter boot space. Clipper measures 4534mm in length and is named after a sailing ship. Not to forget, this is Volkswagen-owned design house Italdesign Giugiaro we’re looking at. Giugiaro’s new concept sits on Volkswagen’s MQB platform.
This apart, Italdesign Giugiaro showcasing the Clipper Ducati version. At Volkswagen Group Night “Future Tracks” in Geneva, 2014, Mark Webber and Patrick Dempsey were visiting among others.