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    Studio Visit: Nissan Design America


    With an eclectic spirit fostered by the late Jerry Hirshberg, the California satellite studio in La Jolla is a designer’s sanctuary with a storied history

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    Interior Motives: Hyundai Ioniq


    A calming colour palette, sliding centre console and fridge magnet style personalisation – Hyundai’s Ioniq borrows from domestic design to create a coherent, usable interior rather than ‘la la land’ concepts 

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    High Voltage: Mustang Mach-E GT


    The new Mustang trades the V8 muscle associated with the namplate for a battery-powered crossover. CDN discusses the CMT proposal with lead designer Janet Seymour

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    Thar: Return of an Icon


    An authentic, purpose-built SUV with a rugged appearance and a go anywhere spirit, the original Thar by Mahindra & Mahindra developed a cult following in India. With the new model, which hit the market in October 2020, Mahindra and Mahindra hopes to build upon the Thar’s success by introducing the vehicle to a new generation of consumers. Head of design Kripa Ananthan unpacks the creative thinking behind the vehicle 

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    Interior Motives Spring 2021 Digital Edition


    The spring edition of Interior Motives is out now featuring cutting edge design concepts and the newest production launches, with exclusive coverage of the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Nio ET7, DS4, Mini Vision Urbanaut plus a deep dive into the future of screens and the latest colour and trim trends

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    Watch: Alcantara material weaves customisation with eco credentials


    This film showcases the wide variety of applications for Alcantara, from fashion to cars, as well as its impact on the environment

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    The Dinamica Pure Vision

    2021-01-27T09:12:00Z Sponsored by Dinamica

    Miko’s Benedetta Terraneo delves into the topic of purity within design

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    Car Design News partners with Cadillac to bring you the Lyriq


    The Cadillac Lyriq is a landmark vehicle in General Motors’ move to an electrified line-up. Together with Car Design News, the Cadillac team bring you an in-depth look at this svelte slice of American design 

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    Interior Motives Winter 2020 Digital Edition


    The winter edition of Interior Motives is out now featuring cutting edge design and high-end materials, with exclusive coverage of the Mercedes Maybach S-Class, BMW iX, Maserati MC20, Hyundai Prophecy and more

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    Interior Motives Autumn 2020 Digital Edition


    The autumn digital edition of Interior Motives features in-depth car interior design insight on the Rolls-Royce Ghost, Volkswagen ID.4, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Yangfeng XiM21, Buick Elektra and more 

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    Miko to become Climate Positive by 2030

    2020-10-16T09:43:00Z Sponsored by Dinamica

    Italian company Miko, producers of innovative eco-suede Dinamica®, has taken up the United Nation’s challenge to become Climate Positive within the next decade.

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    Interior Motives Summer 2020 Digital Edition


    Check out the summer digital edition of Interior Motives, featuring in-depth interior design trends, interviews, sketches and galleries featuring Renault, Polestar, Tata, Ford and more

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    Interior Motives Spring 2020 Digital Edition


    Check out the spring digital edition of Interior Motives, featuring in-depth interior design trends, interviews, sketches and galleries featuring Lexus, GMC, BMW, GAC and more

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    How Mazda matched colour with design


    Mazda has developed paint coatings and application technology to fit with its vehicle design philosophy to both enhance the aesthetics and be environmentally sustainable

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    Material values

    2020-06-29T14:53:00Z Sponsored by Covestro

    Jochen Hardt, Vice President, Global Marketing Mobility at Covestro, puts the case for polymers and polycarbonates in mobility solutions

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    How to do car design remotely – Ford colour and materials


    Ford’s colour and materials design manager, Allen Brown, describes how he and his team have adapted the way they work. 

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    Lexus LF-30 - interior design development


    Lexus’ electric vision pitched for the year 2030 was designed in the European ED2 studio and began with a very open brief

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    Top 5 colour and trim trends by CnT Factory


    Warm neutral tones are high in, greys are out. The CnT Factory top 5 colour and trim trends report is here

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    2021 GMC Yukon Denali - interior story


    General Motors has brought its most premium SUV to-date to market with the 2021 Yukon Denali. “We challenged ourselves to build on more than two decades of iconic design and take it to the next level,” Matthew Noone, Director of design for GMC (and Chevrolet) told Interior Motives at the Yukon’s premiere 

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    BMW i Interaction Ease - interior only concept


    This concept collaboration between BMW’s Californian DesignWorks satellite and its Munich studio gave us a compelling insight into how cloud-enabled ‘shy tech’ could deliver a luxury autonomous travel experience while also simplifying the interior to the point that it was difficult to recognise this was a car at all.