Interview: Ian Callum on the Skye concept


Car Design News chats to Ian Callum about his studio’s latest project, the Skye concept

Callum has unveiled its first in-house designed and engineered vehicle, the Skye. It’s a 2+2 adventurer fitted with a 42kWh battery for a targeted range of 170 miles. Whilst it might not look like a sports car, performance is still set to be impressive with an anticipated 0-60mph time under four seconds thanks to a dry weight of 1150kg. More details are set to emerge in spring 2024 when the car will be ready to begin production. 

This all-wheel-drive electric off-roader is a far cry from what we envisaged the first car from Callum would look like, so to understand the thinking behind it, we spoke with Director of Design, Ian Callum. 


The Callum Skye, envisioned here in a forest 

Car Design News: How did you decide which car would be the first from Callum? 

Ian Callum: We started callum nearly five years ago and it was always our intention to make our own products and eventually our own vehicle. We’ve made furniture, we did the Vanquish 25 car, we’ve done whisky bottles, so we wanted a fairly eclectic mix of

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