Bronco Van Concept by Samir Sadikhov

Vans are popular because they offer functional, usable space. Traditional 4WD vehicles are popular as they offer rugged good looks and go-anywhere capability. Both vehicle styles have their limitations and it is natural that vehicle designers and users are attracted to hybrid concepts which offer the best of both worlds, on paper at least. The Forward Control Land Rover is the closest any mainstream manufacturer has come to creating a vehicle which many would describe as an ideal overland vehicle.

Designer Samir Sadikhov has a penchant for overland hybrid vans, Formula 1 race cars and all things fast and powerful. His latest renderings of the new Ford Bronco offer a tantalizing vision of what could be, should Ford ever decide to completely dominate both the VanLife and Overlanding markets in one fell swoop. Mr. Sadikhov’s rendering of the Bronco Van is attractive, with chunky tires, a trailer option and practical roof storage, we would love to see interior renderings (and an idea how a driver would access his seat).

The multi-award-winning designer has worked for Lamborghini and Rezvani motors, among others, and brings a keen eye for both the practical and magical to his designs, his photography is exceptional, in a world brimming with photography.

Images via Instagram @samirscustoms

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell