A CAR COULD BE AN EX­TRA ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE

Lynn’s ver­sion of mo­tor­ing utopia is when house and car be­come one.

Torque (Singapore) - - FRONT PAGE -

FFUTURISTIC cars from sci-fi movies never fail to wow me.

I recall swoon­ing over the Lexus 2054 in Mi­nor­ity Re­port (Tom Cruise be­hind the wheel may have had some­thing to do with it), and the Audi RSQ in I, Ro­bot re­mains vivid in my mem­ory long af­ter the plot has been for­got­ten.

Re­nault re­vealed the Sym­bioz con­cept car at the Frank­furt Mo­tor Show last year. In just a decade, the au­ton­o­mous driv­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties and voice com­mand recog­ni­tion from the movies that we used to rave about have be­come re­al­ity, so the fact that the Sym­bioz is elec­tric, au­ton­o­mous and con­nected is, frankly speak­ing, no big deal. What is note­wor­thy is how it brings all these ideas to the next level by tak­ing the con­cept of a car as a mo­bile home and de­vel­op­ing it as an ex­ten­sion of our liv­ing space.

The Sym­bioz’s ex­te­rior de­sign is in­spired by con­tem­po­rary ar­chi­tec­ture, with its lan­guage of clean lines and steel-and­glass con­struc­tions. The cabin is

MARCH 2018

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