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    Radiance Concept interprets the future of Eastern beauty

    2020-09-26T03:31:00Z Sponsored by BAIC

    Beijing Auto – a youthful new brand from BAIC is on a mission to challenge perceptions of chinese car design, according to design director Frank Wu.

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    Yanfeng’s new XiM21 concept looks to the (very near) future

    2020-09-21T14:30:00Z

    From the moment the presentation of Yanfeng’s new concept began, it was clear that this was a bit different. For one thing, the concept has an exterior. While the focus is clearly not on the exterior, the fact it has one is noteworthy. Recent years have seen interior-only concepts from Yanfeng. This concept demonstrates lots of types of technology and solutions that can be seen on the latest releases (such as the S-Class) with some near-future tech too. As presenter Han Hendriks, chief technology officer YFT, explained, the feedback they recived on the futuristic XIM20 concept was: ‘but which technology can we put in vehicles in the next two years?’ XiM21 certainly answers that question.

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    Nissan Z Proto debuts

    2020-09-16T14:20:00Z

    Many people have been waiting a long time for the new Z car, and last night’s online reveal of the Z Proto (a near production concept) gives a good idea of what the new Z will be. Nissan hasn’t strayed too far from Z’s heritage, which will delight a lot of people, and the updates blend old and new neatly in a startling yellow package.

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    CDN’s Production and Concept Car Award winners for 2019

    2020-06-19T13:05:00Z

    The Car Design Review 7 book has launched and the winners for the Concept and Production Cars of 2019 have been announced in a livestream with Land Rover’s Professor Gerry McGovern and FCA Europe’s Klaus Busse

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    CDN best Concept and Production cars of 2019 shortlist announced

    2020-06-09T11:08:00Z

    The CDN best 10 concept and production car designs of 2019, as judged by a panel of 18 leading designers, have been announced - a Livestream on June 18 will reveal the winners and who our Lifetime Achievement Award winner is for 2019, plus our pick of the best students

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    Lexus LF-30 - interior design development

    2020-05-20T13:04:00Z

    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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    BMW i Interaction Ease - interior only concept

    2020-05-20T12:50:00Z

    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.

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    GAC ENO.146 Concept - the interior story

    2020-05-14T16:23:00Z

    GAC achieved a world record in aerodynamics for its ENO.146 concept and also made sure the car could sit up to six passengers

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    New MG Cyberster concept unveiled

    2020-05-11T15:54:00Z

    A new two-seater MG could be on the horizon, and it’s electric

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    Concept Car of the Month: Gran Turismo Red Bull X1 (2010-19)

    2020-04-17T22:57:00Z

    Looking back to when a Formula 1 team and a video game studio collaborated to design the ultimate racing car

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    Karma SC1 Vision & SC2 - interior design development

    2020-04-16T10:20:00Z

    Karma Automotive, now owned by the Wangxiang Group, made a bold statement at the Shanghai auto show with its SC1 Vision Concept, a dramatic roadster previewing the evolution in design language for the brand. Its design drew inspiration from Karma’s California home: its climate, its culture, the glamour of Hollywood, the dynamics of surf and hot rod culture, and the state’s heritage of innovation in both the aerospace and automotive sectors all found a place in the styling of the SC1.

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    Precept - Polestar’s manifesto of intent

    2020-04-07T16:25:00Z

    The Polestar Precept concept car was intended for a Geneva 2020 launch, and we were fairly excited to have a look at what Polestar had been working on. The Polestar 2 was innovative, in many ways, but was also based on an old Volvo concept. The Precept is the first concept car designed from scratch by the Polestar team. 

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    Interior Motives: Nissan IMk

    2020-03-26T17:32:00Z

    A deep dive into the design of Nissan’s IMk concept, exploring concepts like ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism’ and minimalism

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    Concept Car of the Month: Lamborghini 400 GT Flying Star II (1965)

    2020-03-20T13:21:00Z

    Revisiting the shooting brake that proved the swansong of an Italian coachbuilder’s heyday

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    The DS Aero Sport Lounge proposes satin, straw and ultrasonic gesture control as the new French luxury

    2020-03-05T11:00:00Z

    Parent company PSA’s bid to make the historic DS name feel like a truly standalone new brand took another conceptual step in the right direction with its Aero Sport Lounge unveil this week. With the threat of virus contamination stopping real-world Geneva Motor Show proceedings Car Design News got on the phone to DS’s design director Thierry Métroz instead to talk through its importance.

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    Hyundai Prophecy wows the internet (if not the crowds)

    2020-03-04T14:40:00Z

    The Hyundai Prophecy concept has to be one of the (virtual) stars of the 2020 Geneva Motor (No) Show. A cursory glance at social media conversations – from grown-up experts, not trolls – reveals a stream of very positive comments, with favourable comparisons to the classic 1947 UrSaab and also modern-day Teslas, as well as perhaps a sprinkling of 70s Porsche 911 in the rear wing. None of which is to suggest this concept is derivative, but just confirms what we already suspected: that Hyundai’s current design team have good taste, a broad palette and an increasing licence to be creative.

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    Aiways shows production-ready U5 and U6 Ion concept

    2020-03-04T14:36:00Z

    Chinese automaker Aiways launches the production version of its U5 SUV and unveils its U6 Ion concept. The latter could be shown at Beijing auto show later in 2020

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    First Sight: Up close with Renault’s shape-shifting Morphoz

    2020-03-03T15:01:00Z

    Luckily Car Design News had already seen Renault’s Geneva Motor Show concept car up close and personal in Paris a week before the Swiss event got cancelled. Now the embargo has lifted here’s the lowdown on the remarkable vari-sized vehicle and its innovative interior direct from some of the key designers behind the project…

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    Video: Hyundai Prophecy concept EV

    2020-03-03T10:59:00Z

    A striking concept from Hyundai – our design story is to follow – but here’s a video and gallery to whet your appetite

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    BMW reveals Concept i4

    2020-03-03T10:28:00Z

    BMW has launched the near-production Concept i4 gran coupé which, as expected, builds on the design language set out in the Concept 4 from Frankfurt 2019