REDS was created for Chinese heavy-truck and bus manufacturer China Hi-Tech Group and first shown in November at AutoMobility LA. Bangle said it will be built in China but demurred on providing a timeline.
The design was influenced by Bangle's desire to break the mold, with a spacious interior, a concave exterior for passengers to lean back while facing one another, and a utilitarian front-end.
"It's not a bunch of hocus pocus," Bangle said of the design process. Three women on his team at the time were pregnant, which forced Bangle to think ahead.
"Who are we designing for in the future? Which car can we change a diaper quicker?"
But don't mistake this for an automotive comeback. Bangle avoided confirming any future car designs, instead offering that he's having too much fun making kids' cartoons.