• Dec 31, 2011
The Zastava Yugo 45 was intended to be a serious car. Instead, it became a punchline. Milos Paripovic's Zugo concept, on the other hand, is a bit of a joke that instead was taken seriously enough to win fifth place in a European design competition. After updating the lines of the Yugo for the Zugo, Paripovic endowed it with features that probably would have been useful on the original.

The electric concept has a heated rear hatch so your relatives, when pushing it, have a warm place to put their hands. But the hatch also contains a pressure sensor so you can tell if any of those relatives aren't pulling pushing their weight.

Paripovic said such features, and others, "are put in contrast to everyday reality of Yugo owner." That's why the Zugo is open source and provides diagrams of all of its parts so owners can fabricate their own. It's also why the safest recommended place for the Zugo is "in the garage." Check it out in the attached image gallery. It might be the finest offspring of a Yugo 45, ever.


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      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      by the way, this thread is now about Yugo jokes. "I went to the auto parts store and asked the guy at the counter, 'How about a gas cap for a Yugo?' He said, 'Sounds like a fair trade.'" Q: How do you double the value of your Yugo? A: Fill the gas tank.
        Pj Taintz
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        That was when gas was still under a buck, now it triples the value!
        JamesJ
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        Q: What do you need to start a Yugo? A: Some gasoline..............and a match.
        Jim
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim
        what do you call a Yugo with a flat tire? Totaled!
      Synthono
      • 3 Years Ago
      Fun Yugo fact: The spare tire is an integral part of the structure, and without it the car would not have met US safety standards.
      stratosrally
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the styling quite a bit! Even the color is nice, and I like the plain wheels. Very funny and creative idea, otherwise.
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @stratosrally
        the front grille and headlights are handled really well—contemporary, but still evocative of the Yugo.
      T-Mille
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car sold at Urban Outfitters.
      mjf4401
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually I owned a Yugo and that sucker ran like crazy. Actually I can remember hitting 90 MPH without any rattling on a long trip I took driving it. Funny think about it's name though, I called it "I go, We go we ALL go".
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's actually not a bad looking little car. There is still an original Yugo driving around my town. It doesn't sound bad and doesn't have any smoke coming out from behind it either. It must be 20 years old by now.
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Body swap that onto a good car and I'd buy it. Jokes intact, of course. I'm really hankering for some hand warmers.
      Dayv
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know this is a joke, but the idea that you will have to push an electric car farther because you can't push-start it like a gas vehicle is asinine. They're conflating running out of battery power with a failed starter. Fifth place in a design competition? Probably for the use of CAD and the font layouts in the images.
        tump
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dayv
        Dayv, the joke is that it will never start in the first place - ever. It's a Yugo, electric or not.
      mmapying
      • 3 Years Ago
      why not market a car that doesn't need to be pushed in the first place?
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mmapying
        its a joke, like its not serious. lol
      Jarda
      • 3 Years Ago
      sorry to be honest but: - poor idea (LOL at "21st century") - poor execution (check out the area around mirrors) F
      Astroboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      there is a dude with a Yugo in my area. I see him everyday on my commute. still running so they all couldn't have been bad...just 89%
      EJD1984
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like a forgotten vehicle from the Logan's Run TV series. Though to be honest, I actually like the overall design.
      Jim
      • 3 Years Ago
      Alex, I'll take "Answers to Questions Nobody Asked" for $400, please.
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