All China Design articles

  • Geely Design Shanghai_Building B
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    Signs of Design: Geely’s new Shanghai studio

    2019-12-06T12:57:00Z

    Geely Design moved its main China facility into an anonymous looking site near Shanghai South Station in June. Studio chief Guy Burgoyne gave us a little tour

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    First Sight: ​GAC’s record breaking ENO.146 concept

    2019-12-03T14:41:00Z

    GAC has unveiled the ENO.146 concept, with the lowest drag coefficient of any four-door sedan at 0.146Cd. Car Design News spoke to Fan Zhang about how they did it.

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    Guangzhou auto show report 2019

    2019-11-28T14:20:00Z

    CDN walked the floor at Guangzhou to report back from China’s second-biggest auto show of the year

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    China Report: Bordrin’s customer-led design

    2019-11-07T14:54:00Z

    Chinese EV start-up Bordrin will not create the conventional ‘family face’ for its range of production cars. Instead, as CEO Ximing Huang and designer Yaoke Zhang told Car Design News, models will be wholly tailored to each demographic

  • CDN Ford Shanghai Simon Brook and Erika Tsubaki
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    China Report: Ford’s renewed China push

    2019-11-06T11:27:00Z

    ‘Ford China 2.0’ calls for 30 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles tailored for Chinese consumers over the next three years. Car Design News spoke to Ford China head of design Simon Brook, and strategy leader Erika Tsubaki in Shanghai to find out what that means for design

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    Designer Interview: Fan Zhang, GAC

    2019-11-04T21:38:00Z

    From Car Design Review 6, comes our interview with GAC VP and head of design, Fan Zhang.

  • CDN_Awards China 2019_Liu Dong
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    Car Design Awards China: Q&A with the 2019 Winners

    2019-10-30T12:34:00Z

    CDN caught up with the overall and category winners of the 2019 Car Design Awards China competition…

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    Interior Motives: Geometry A

    2019-10-18T08:25:00Z

    The announcement of Geely’s brand-new electric car sub-brand Geometry, so fully-formed and sophisticated, was a shock to many at the 2019 Shanghai motor show. Demonstrating the speed – and style – of change in the Chinese automotive market, and featuring genuine innovations previously reserved for concept cars, the Geometry A (seen here in early production form) has an interior which is a revelation for a car in its price-bracket.

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    Who’s Where: Fengyou Gong moves to Qoros

    2019-10-16T09:13:00Z

    Former Peugeot China design director for their Shanghai R&D centre, Fengyou ‘Peter’ Gong, has started his new job as VP of design at Qoros, owned by Baoneng Motors

  • Toyoda at Venucia 2019 lo res
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    Interview: Valuing Venucia design with Taiji Toyota

    2019-10-15T13:32:00Z

    Car Design News spoke to Taiji Toyota, deputy managing director of Nissan and Dongfeng’s Chinese joint venture, Venucia, about the brand’s evolution and increasing product independence

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    Designer Interview: Shao Jingfeng, SAIC

    2019-10-14T11:37:00Z

    From CDR6: SAIC’s global design director talks us through the transformation of Roewe and MG design

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    Enovate - interview with Hakan Saracoglu

    2019-10-10T09:41:00Z

    Enovate is one of a raft of electric car startups in China which supposedly reached 450 at their zenith. “They’re consolidating now, it’s the right thing to do there were way too many” says Enovate vice president of design, Hakan Saracoglu. The Turkish born German national has fifteen years’ experience with Porsche along with shorter stints at Ford and Chery

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    Colin Phipps shows us around Nio’s recently-opened Shanghai studio

    2019-10-08T16:41:00Z

    Car Design News was in Shanghai to meet Colin Phipps at his new office: Nio’s design centre, where he is now the company’s head of design. Warning: includes car selfie…

  • Byton M-Byte - int dash 1
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    Frankfurt 2019: Byton inches closer to massive screen production

    2019-09-20T18:08:00Z

    Genuine unique selling points among the proliferation of new electric car brands are becoming harder to discern but Byton’s M-Byte still has one – and it’s a big one: its dashboard-dominating 48-inch screen. Gaining its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the design team behind the Chinese marque’s mid-size SUV EV gave Car Design News a run-through of its production-ready features

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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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    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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    Colin Phipps joins NIO

    2019-09-06T07:57:00Z

    Colin Phipps, an American-born designer, is moving from GM China Global Advanced Design to NIO, and will be senior director of the Shanghai automotive design studio

  • Aiways U7 Ion Concept-7 Shanghai 2019
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    Ken Okuyama on the Aiways U7 Ion

    2019-09-03T16:54:00Z

    Working with the Aiways internal teams from his studio in Japan, Ken Okuyama has been working with the Chinese EV brand Aiways on the design of the company’s Shanghai show stand, a line of lifestyle products, and their newest concept car, the U7 Ion. He says that in the future, his design influence will likely extend to branding, stores, and even the website. After seeing the investment the company has made in their fully-automated production facility, he was convinced that Aiways had a big future, and he wanted to be part of it. In late 2018, he was named Chief Advisor of Design & Art, and his influence at the startup is already being felt. The immiment arrival of two Aiways U5 prototypes at the Frankfurt motor show on September 9, which left Xi’an in China on 17 July, seems a good time to take another look at this ambitious Chinese brand.

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    GAC Entranze - designed to share experiences

    2019-08-23T12:02:00Z

    Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age