The GT Crossover was a concept vehicle developed by Sam
Johnson during his final year at Coventry University studying
The GT Crossover was designed to take the Sport Utility
Vehicle segment into new territory. Currently most SUV's
are designed to handle off-road terrain, or at least look
like they can go through some dirt. However the vast majority
will never leave suburbia, and the GT Crossover was developed
with this fact in mind.
Johnson felt that over recent years Big 4x4s have become
"soft roaders", loosing their off road capabilities
in an attempt to become cheaper and more accessible to
a wider market. And along the way no manufacturer has
started the design process with a clean approach, by taking
the sport utility vehicle in a literal sense.
The GT Crossover can be used as a city commuter vehicle
during the week, costing as little as £3.00 ($5.00)
to charge. While at the weekend it can play the part of
a performance GT car.
The layout of the GT crossover is quite unique. The driver
and passenger sit in a tandem formation and the cockpit
is offset to the right of the vehicle. This asymmetric
layout means that on the left side of the vehicle is space
for a long storage area, large enough for a pair of surfboards
or other bulky items.
The proposed drivetrain for the GT Crossover is a 190
horsepower (140 kW) electric motor. The projected range
is 313 miles (501 km).
GT Crossover dimensions:
Length: 4500mm (14.7 feet)
Width: 1800mm (5.9 feet)
Height: 1380mm (4.5 feet)
Wheel base: 2880mm (9.4 feet)