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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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    Volkswagen ID.3 - the interior story

    2020-04-22T13:24:00Z

    From the Winter 2012/20 issue of Interior Motives magazine: Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen Group Design, tells Car Design News about creating the pivotal new ID.3 electric car

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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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    Apex AP-0 combines LIDAR with lightness

    2020-04-02T12:11:00Z

    The Hong Kong backed, British built Apex AP-0 electric supercar intends to gamify track driving for future car enthusiasts. We spoke to the lead designer

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    General Motors and Bollinger introduce new EV platforms

    2020-03-30T12:43:00Z

    EV startup’s new platform now faces growing competition from large OEMs

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    Are ’quadri-mobiles' the future of small cars?

    2020-03-19T16:43:00Z

    Over the last ten to fifteen years, a combination of more rigorous regulatory demands and increasing customer expectations conspired to create the finest superminis ever made. One look at cars like the Volkswagen Up or the latest Hyundai i10 is enough to realise that buyers of entry-level models never had it so good

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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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    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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    Volkswagen unveils ID. 4 ahead of New York debut

    2020-03-03T11:18:00Z

    First shown as the ID. Crozz prototype at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the Volkswagen ID. 4 has debuted at the 2020 Geneva non-motor show… 

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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

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    Polestar Precept design video

    2020-02-26T17:35:00Z

    Thomas Ingenlath goes into some detail about the sustainable approach to the interior materials and decries the ‘excessive use of virgin plastics’ in standard interiors. This video also includes an explanation of the animated proximity sensor in the UX

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    Video: Rivian on designing its Amazon van

    2020-02-07T15:21:00Z

    Electric vehicle specialists Rivian outline the design story behind its new zero-emission delivery van for Amazon

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    Automotive suppliers buying and spinning their way into high tech segments

    2020-02-05T16:00:00Z

    As BorgWarner’s acquisition of Delphi Technologies shows, tier one automotive suppliers are turning to acquisitions and restructuring their business to focus on advanced technology, helping to protect margins, avoid commodification and transition to electrified powertrains

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    First sight: Tata’s new take on the classic Sierra launches in Delhi

    2020-02-05T06:02:00Z

    Tata’s new Sierra concept has just been unveiled at the Delhi auto show 2020. We got a preview of it last week when we spoke to Martin Uhlarik and Pratap Bose

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    Changing supplier business models will influence car design

    2020-01-22T20:56:00Z

    A squeeze on automotive suppliers, together with the adaptation of new technology, will lead some major players to play a bigger role in overall vehicle design and in shaping customer user experiences

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    Explaining EU vehicle emissions targets: can OEMs avoid heavy fines?

    2020-01-17T06:00:00Z

    The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on vehicle development and design, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.

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    CES 2020: Fisker Ocean

    2020-01-15T14:45:00Z

    The new Fisker Ocean electric SUV, which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), promises to be far more affordable

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    CES 2020: Byton shows the “production ready” M-Byte

    2020-01-13T17:30:00Z

    Byton trotted out a near-production version of the M-Byte crossover at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, exactly two years after the Chinese startup first debuted its ambitious concept.