Guang Xian by Miguel Angel Iranzo Sanchez, Spain

2004: China.

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Miguel Ángel Iranzo Sánchez was born in Requena, Spain, in 1986 (the same year that Kraftwerk’s masterpiece, ‘Electric Cafe’ was released). I’ve always felt an ever-growing passion about art, design and cars. My approach to car design tries to draw inspiration from the Russian constructivists and other modern or post-modern movements. I’ve been awarded many times locally and nationally. I’ve won prizes such as the ‘Concurs de disseny de la Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciéncies’ (two times) and the ‘Motor Trend International Design Contest (Amateur under 17). Currently, I’m studying arts at the ‘Instituto de Educación Secundaria Uno de Requena’.


The Guang Xian (Chinese for ‘glow’) is a highly innovative concept that may fit the needs of the growing Chinese market. It’s a compact sedan that carries up to 6 people with their luggage. Its design is reminiscent of the traditional Chinese kites because of its minimalist surfaces that blend smoothly with more curvaceous ones inspired directly in the Chinese porcelain, plus a greenhouse evocative of the typical Chinese ‘pagodas’.

Mixing traditional lines with modern materials and techniques such an hydro formed steel frame and semitransparent fluorescent flexible plastics for parts of the bodywork and the interior trim, gives the Guang Xian an environment friendly, and even cute style, while keeping the vehicle really economic.