TURIN -- Two Italy-based companies played a key role in helping students in Saudi Arabia create a concept for a car that will appear at the Geneva auto show this week.
The Gazal 1 was designed by StudioTorino while the Italian branch of Austrian contract manufacturer Magna Steyr handled the engineering.
The Mercedes-Benz G class-based SUV was developed as part of a project to train 55 students attending King Saud University’s vehicle engineering program.
A full-sized styling model of the car, which is named after the Arabian gazelle, debuts at the show. A functioning prototype will be presented later this year at KSU in Riyadh.