In Nordic countries, the need for transportation is simple but demanding. The driving distances vary from long to short and the seasons vary greatly. The vehicle should be as comfortable as a luxury sedan but also as compact as a hatchback, offering an ecological option with enough space for a medium sized family. Tah da! The Michelin Active Wheel concept – Maininki.
Combined with the changeable chassis length, the concept is extremely well suited for the demands of Nordic climates.
Long driving distances, varied seasons and compact cities demand a lot from a family transportation vehicle. The design can easily change from a city hatchback to a long distance sedan.
Designer: Antti Eskeli