One piece of extra-shiny eye candy at the recent Detroit Auto Show was Airstream and Ford’s “crossover” concept vehicle. While more car than livable trailer, the stunning, modern, and inhabitable vehicle is nevertheless a great example of mobile living and sleek design. The partnership between the two automotive companies resulted in a vehicle centered around the idea of the American Journey, roadtrips, wanderlust, and adventures. Its greenest and most cutting-edge feature is the newly developed HySeries Drive, an efficient powertrain technology that operates under electric power at all times while yielding a combined city/highway fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon. Its interior truly has the typical road-tripper in mind, with a rear “lounge” area and screen for entertainment and games. The screen also works as a light source, providing ambient mood settings or even a virtual fireplace.

+ Ford Airstream Concept


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  1. jack’s log »... November 9, 2007 at 1:33 pm


  2. bob January 31, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    This thing is freakin awesome it is like totally chromtacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. CJ January 31, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Red makes the car look like a pimp mobile and green would turn it into some retro green monster. Blue is the real way to go. It looks like a real party car. The airstream is classic Americana and this car has an element of that edge but unfortunatly the lava lamp or whatever it is makes it look like the 60’s and 70’s threw up on it which ruins the whole point.

  4. Michael January 26, 2007 at 12:05 am

    Median distance traveled? Red interior terribly off-putting. Green would have been better.

  5. kiki January 25, 2007 at 9:39 am


  6. Kim January 25, 2007 at 9:17 am

    think I’d need a space suit (of bamboo of course) to go with it…moonrover on earth

  7. Orrin January 24, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    Reminds me of the GM Autonomy concept from a few years ago. The Autonomy concept had a fuel cell “skateboard” with interchangeable body components. Mechanics, power, transmission were all fit into the base platform that the body was built from.

  8. Nick January 24, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Looks like it would be a lot of fun driving across the midwest with.

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