All China articles – Page 8

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    Designer Interview: Zhang Fan, Design Director, GAC


    Zhang Fan, whose exterior design for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class was unveiled at the Shanghai International motor Show last year, has since left the German manufacturer and taken up the position of Design Director at Chinese carmaker, GAC.

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    Gert Hildebrand on his new challenge at Chinese startup, Qoros


    Qoros Auto, a new start-up luxury automaker which launched in China late last year, is poised to take on the established German firms in the increasingly competitive luxury segment. The company was formerly known as Chery Quantum Auto Co. Ltd (“CQAC”) and is a 50/50 joint venture between Chery Automobile ...

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    Who's Where: Brett Patterson and Rohan Saparamadu join Geely’s Shanghai studio


    Brett Patterson and Rohan Saparamadu have joined Geely as chief designers, based in Shanghai. They will both report to the company's design director Ken Ma.

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    Whos Where: Hakan Saracoglu appointed design director of Chery's Shanghai studio


    Hakan Saracoglu has been appointed director of Chery Motor's Shanghai design facility. He will work alongside director of corporate design James Hope who continues in his role overseeing Chery design.

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    Who's Where: Gert Hildebrand appointed Head of Design at Qoros Auto


    Gert Hildebrand, former General Manager of Mini Design, was appointed Head of Design at Qoros Auto in January this year. In his new role, Hildebrand is responsible for overseeing a regeneration of the existing design and styling processes at the joint venture company, a collaboration between Qoros and Israel Corporation, ...

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    Design Essay: Western designers heading East


    Taking a page from Korean carmaker Kia's strategy book, Chinese manufacturers are trying to challenge global peers by tapping foreign talent as design becomes increasingly important as the domestic market matures.

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    Fioravanti expands into China in partnership with Eastone


    Renowned Italian design house Fioravanti has formed a partnership with Shanghai-based design and engineering consultancy Eastone

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    Who's Where: Martin Uhlarik appointed SAIC UK Design Director


    SAIC Motor has announced the appointment of Martin Uhlarik as its new UK Design Director amidst plans to significantly expand its European Design Center at Longbridge, UK.

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    Interview: Tony Williams-Kenny, Design Director, SAIC Motor UK


    What's the biggest challenge for you now?"Quite honestly, it's the number of programs. We've got a lot of cars to do with not a massive team."

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    Design Review: MG5 concept


    The SAIC stand in Hall E1 of this year's Shanghai auto show was dominated by an impressive display by its sporty brand, MG. As many of you will know MG (or Morris Garages as SAIC quaintly reminds us) was once a British manufacturer and while now under Chinese ownership, there's ...

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    Interview: Daniel Darancou, Chief Designer for CH-Auto


    With China continuing to lead the world in terms of economy and - as a result - the car industry, we caught up with a man with perhaps more responsibility and experience than most in the region, CH-Auto's Chief Designer Daniel Darancou.

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    Guangzhou Motor Show 2011 - Trends and Overview


    The theme of the 9th Guangzhou International Motor Show 2011, held at the China Import and Export Fair, was 'Tech Future'. As the title suggests, the focus was on the most up-to-date science and technology within the automotive industry.

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    Dan Darancou appointed Chief Designer at CH-Auto


    Former GM design manager Dan Darancou has become Chief Designer at CH-Auto, a major Chinese car design studio that supports numerous domestic car manufacturers as well as international car companies looking to sell vehicles in the burgeoning automotive market.

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    Shanghai Motor Show 2007 Photo Gallery


    Go to the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show Photo Gallery

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    Essay: Searching for China's C-Factor


    Western-born Friedhelm Engler, design director of GM PATAC and the man behind the Buick Business Concept, also points out the importance of avoiding a ‘cut and paste' approach to visual design cues, preferring instead to be "more China-inspired". As a Westerner, he says, he finds the 5000 years of Chinese ...

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    Shanghai Motor Show 2006 Trends and Overview


    China's most important automotive event is the biennial auto show that alternates venue between Beijing and Shanghai. Held this year for the first time on its new, modern fairgrounds in Pudong, the 11th Shanghai Auto Show was surely the first China Auto Show to decisively establish the fact that the ...

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    Studio Focus: BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai


    BMW DesignworksUSA Shanghai Brands Various clients, plus BMW Group (BMW, Mini, i and Rolls-Royce)Established April 2012 Location Huangpu District, Shanghai, ChinaStaff 8 Studio leader Gerhard Steinle

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    The Rise of Chinese Auto Designers


    As we witnessed at the 2011 Auto China in Shanghai, Chinese auto designers are emerging on the world stage and shaping future automobiles, not just in the domestic market but internationally. Through their joint efforts with established western automakers, the Chinese auto design industry is undoubtedly enjoying a new level ...

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    Design Review: Hyundai QarmaQ concept


    The QarmaQ concept was undoubtedly one the best showcars at Geneva this year, a testimony to how far Hyundai have come in design terms in recent years. It wasn't so long ago that Hyundai could be relied upon to produce some of the most overwrought concepts - remember the OLV ...

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    Design Development: MG Icon concept


    Vehicle type concept/coupe crossoverDesign Director Anthony Williams-KennyProject director Shao JingfengInterior/Color & trim manager Lu Ying3D/digital design manager Tang MingxingProject started July 2011Project completed March 2012Launch Beijing/April 2012Supplier Phiaro Inc. (concept build), Bridge of Weir (leather trim)