Here’s an fascinating tidbit to take us into the weekend. Pininfarina has one thing new within the works and to be utterly sincere, we do not know what it is about. To the automaker’s credit score, this project has been stored properly hidden from our prying eyes, however we do have some theories about it. More on that in a bit.
First, let’s check out the precise data Pininfarina shared on social media. Aside from the teaser picture, we’re instructed merely that one thing new is coming and we should always “stay tuned on July 14.” There are additionally a plethora of hashtags referencing each automotive and design topics.
What does this imply? For starters, it is in all probability a protected wager this is not some variation of the Pininfarina Battista. Our preliminary impression is that of a taking pictures brake, and truly, there’s even a touch of Ferrari Breadvan in that rectangular bottom. At base worth, the teaser portrays a rear view of a small property with an extraordinarily low roofline. The prime of the picture appears to point out outlines of entrance fenders on both facet, however the shading does a very good job of obscuring proportions so we may very well be mistaken. And for the document, sure we dumped the picture into Photoshop for some tweaking of the sunshine ranges. There’s nothing additional to see.
Moving on from the picture, we won’t ignore the timing of this teaser with Pininfarina’s recent announcement regarding the Hercules Alpha electrical pickup truck. Yes, we stated truck – Pininfarina and Hercules launched a joint assertion on July 8 saying a partnership that may have Pininfarina designing the in-development electrical pickup. Looking on the teaser from a truck perspective, might there be a connection right here? We do not suppose so, however frankly, the timing of the teaser and the announcement is just too coincidental to easily ignore.
Taking Pininfarina at face worth for its language, this might properly be a brand new SUV. There’s no denying that SUVs are scorching commodities for automakers, and Pininfarina’s former CEO even stated a sedan and SUV might arrive within the subsequent three years. That assertion got here in 2019, so we’re closing in on the three-year mark.
There’s additionally a risk that this might merely be an idea automobile showcasing future concepts. One of the hashtags within the publish was a reference to Car Design Dialogue Asia, which is an upcoming convention scheduled for July 13-15. Clearly, Pininfarina has one thing to announce throughout the convention, and with the occasion specializing in Asian design, a swoopy Pininfarina electrical crossover actually is smart in a market that may’t get sufficient swoopy electrical crossovers.
In any case, we can’t have to attend lengthy to see how our predictions pan out.