China's Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) is showing off a new luxury hydrogen-powered MPV concept.
The GAC Space concept was promoted at the GAC Tech Day event, where the Chinese company showcases its latest technology, according to Britain's Autocar.
GAC has yet to release specific details about the propulsion system for the Space, but at the aforementioned event it unveiled a 1.5-liter hydrogen engine, claiming to consume 0.84 kg of hydrogen per 100 km.
The Space concept features a futuristic exterior design, with sequential headlights, illuminated grille bars and a roof inspired by traditional Chinese architecture.
GAC claims the steering wheel and facial recognition systems can be retracted, thanks to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities, meaning the car can take control of most driving situations without any driver input.
GAC says that vehicle interiors and luxury experiences are becoming increasingly important to customers around the world, which is why the concept maximizes interior space with a saloon-like interior. It features a landscape image of mountains and rivers, with features of Guangzhou, Baiyun Mountain and the Pearl River also as part of the design. An L-shaped couch is partnered with dome lights.
The Space concept also features several different modes for different driving scenarios. One mode, called Bonfire Circle, lowers the pedals and places the front seats toward the rear passengers and center table. Another mode, called Tea Time Lounge, raises the tailgate and expands it into a "comfortable seating area."
"Space concept represents a step forward in GAC's innovation and research. Its design combines technological progress, user needs and the development of time, creating a perfect symbiosis between man and nature. That is our ultimate goal,” said GAC's head of design, Fan Zhang.