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    Car Design News Student Awards China 2020 competition launches

    2019-09-18T14:00:00Z

    The Car Design News Student Awards China competition is officially underway. This unique competition brings together the cream of Chinese student design talent and sets them to work designing vehicles according to an imaginative set of briefs set by eight automotive companies. The Awards ceremony will be held just before the Beijing motor show in 2020. This year, Geely, Ford, Bordrin, New Baojun, VW, Nissan, Hyundai and Chang An are asking students to imagine a dizzying variety of future worlds (and even one off-world scenario).

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    HYCAN+ Design Challenge enters phase 2: public voting

    2019-09-18T13:23:00Z Sponsored by HYCAN

    This week you can influence the design direction of a new Chinese automotive brand, HYCAN, with your online vote. Though the submissions deadline is past and entries are no longer accepted, ten entries have been shortlisted and are available for your vote.

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    BMW restructures design teams (again), Mini to keep a friendly face

    2019-09-13T11:36:00Z

    BMW Design has announced a major reorganisation of the way the brands and functions hang together. Under the new structure Domagoj Dukec leads BMW Design including the i M sub brands

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    Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes’ Vision EQS

    2019-09-12T10:53:00Z

    The all-electric Vision EQS concept limousine was Mercedes’ flagship unveil at the 2019’s Frankfurt show. It’s also significant as the first design on a new EV architecture which will spawn other premium electric models as the firm moves to become carbon-neutral by 2039. CDN had a one-to-one chat with overall design boss Gorden Wagener, who explained the new EQS proportions and why a regular S-Class will still sell alongside it.

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    Who’s Where: Harry Sze becomes GM’s China Advanced Studio director

    2019-09-11T15:10:00Z

    Outgoing BMW Designworks Shanghai studio director moves across town to join GM

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    Frankfurt 2019: ID.3 confirms start of VW’s cleaner new chapter

    2019-09-11T10:40:00Z

    Car Design News was on the stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show to see the most important new car for Volkswagen since the original Golf: the ID.3 electric people’s car. Klaus Bischoff, VW’s design chief, talked us through the design details

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    Frankfurt 2019: Taycan’s leap forward by Porsche interior designer

    2019-09-10T14:59:00Z

    CDN talks to Ivo van Hulten, Porsche’s director interior design, about the new Taycan production EV

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    Frankfurt 2019: Hyundai unveils Concept 45

    2019-09-10T09:53:00Z

    Hyundai unveiled the next iteration of its electrification journey with the Pony-inspired 45 Concept at the Frankfurt 2019 international motor show

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    Frankfurt 2019: Land Rover officially debuts new Defender

    2019-09-10T08:56:00Z

    After more leaks than, well, the old car actually… we can finally show you Land Rover’s reinvented icon properly, with the 2020 Defender making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Car Design News takes a look at this design icon.

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    Michelin Challenge Design 2020 has launched

    2019-09-09T15:04:00Z Sponsored by

    Michelin has launched it’s 20th global design competition and, this year, the theme is ‘Upcycle’, challenging the entrants to take inspiration from previously recognised works from the past two decades