The Mazda Deep Orange 3 concept has been unveiled at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.

The Mazda Deep Orange 3 concept has been unveiled at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan.

Developed by students from Clemson University and the Art Center College of Design, the Deep Orange 3 is a stylish hatchback that features svelte bodywork created by Frederick Naaman. The concept also boasts a "sheet-folding" load-bearing structure, a 3+3 seating configuration and an innovative hybrid powertrain that automatically chooses front-, rear- or all-wheel drive depending on the situation.

According to Mazda North America design director Derek Jenkins, "These students have provided fresh and inventive ideas from sketch pad to sheet metal, and the final product truly speaks to that open dialogue and collaboration between the Art Center College of Design and Clemson University."

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