based automotive design company Icona Design made its Indian debut at the Expo
2020, showing its vision for the mobility of the future represented by the
Icona Nucleus concept vehicle model.
in 2010, Icona has its roots in Turin, Italy where many world-renowned
automotive facilities are concentrated, including design studios,
manufacturers, universities and research centers.
presence of the industry leaders such as Tecnocad Progetti and Cecomp,
shareholders of the company together with the president and CEO Teresio Gigi
Gaudio, ensures a solid base for the development of the projects realised for
its customers, with a know-how that covers the entire process, from management
to styling, from engineering to prototyping and production.
Icona group has over 120 designers, pattern makers, engineers and project
managers from 21 different countries, with offices in Shanghai and Los Angeles
in addition to the Turin headquarters. In 2018, Icona revenues exceeded Euros
is keen to tap the growing electric vehicle market in India and the
opportunities that are there. The company wants to take this opportunity to
enter a new and rising market, offering an attractive and effective design
which unites Italian know how and a multicultural approach.
Gigi Gaudio, Icona President and CEO, expects India to become a major player in
electric vehicles with the involvement of traditional and new manufacturers.
“Icona has a consolidated experience in new mobility design and is present in
India through its representative since over six months, ready to catch any
opportunity in the country. The Auto India show is a fantastic stage to
showcase Icona, he added”
represents the synthesis of futurism and a human-centered mindset. It takes the
ICONA Neo Concept one step further by reconsidering the very way that we use a
Icona Nucleus embodies Icona’s vision for the future of mobility. First seen in 2015, the Icona Neo concept
demonstrated a very tangible tomorrow for the electric vehicle. With its fully autonomous driving level five,
the Nucleus jumps two generations ahead.
Inside the vehicle, the absence of a driver does not only mean the
absence of a steering wheel and a dashboard, but the opportunity for a new
understanding of mobile living spaces, where the focus is no longer the road
but the destination.
Icona Nucleus is a self-moving executive lounge: the body side is characterised
by long elegant sculpting which emphasizes the luxury nature of the
vehicle. With a length of 5.25 meters
and a width of 2.12 meters, the Nucleus stands at 1.75 meters high on 27 inches
wheels. Its slick aerodynamic design with full underbody diffuser and wheel
arch aerodynamic blade extensions bring the CX to just under 0.22, a very good
number that definitely helps its rolling resistance and energy consumption. Its
Motor in wheel technology helps to optimize the space inside the Nucleus and
its hydrogen range extender can bring the autonomy to 1200 kilometers.
a large luxury car, the inspiration of Nucleus has come as much from the
Concorde airplane as from a yacht.
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