Students Envision What a 2030 Jeep Wrangler Might Look Like

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

This year’s contest had high school students design a Jeep Wrangler for the year 2030.

The Drive for Design contest was originally created six years ago, with the automaker looking to create awareness about the various career paths available in automotive design. This year’s prizes include a two-week summer automotive design course at Lawrence Technological University, an all-expense-paid trip to the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition, a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, and an Apple iPad with an Apple Pencil.

This year, the first and second place winners come from Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida. Eduard Cret received top honors with his Wrangler design, while Emily Bryson came in second. Third place went to Jinho So of Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York. The winning students will also receive an exclusive look inside a day in the life of FCA’s Product Design Office.

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“We wanted to connect with young artists early in their curriculum and help guide them in the right direction to begin a career in automotive design,” said Mark Trostle, head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design, FCA – North America. “The creative perspective on all this year’s submissions were inventive and exceptional as you could truly see the inspiration, objective and emotion behind each concept.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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