A designer hailing from the Umea Institute of Design in Sweden brings us a new, slightly greener take on the SUV with the concept vehicle called the Ford Xplor. Equipped with electric motors located in its wheels as well as an on-board lithium-ion battery pack, the vehicle's technology implementation would be just as innovative as its rather odd appearance.
And, because the SUV's front windshield would run down to the floor, a particularly adventurous driver would have the advantage of a more detailed view of the road ahead. While it looks like the SUV sector is just about dead due to eco-concerns, this is the kind of vehicle (despite its sci-fi design) that could actually revive the industry. You can take a more detailed look at the designer's technology considerations for the vehicle here.