All Exterior design articles

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    First sight: Lucid Air

    2020-09-10T11:21:00Z

    Lucid designers take us behind the scenes of the Silicon Valley startup’s first production car, a luxury electric saloon set to disrupt the competition with new proportions and more than 500 miles of range.

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    Envisaging the future of automotive design

    2020-09-08T12:57:00Z

    Envisage Group is well-known for producing motor show concepts for the world’s leading OEMs, but as Tim Strafford, CEO Envisage, and Mick Bradley, Production Director, explain, the work the company is currently undertaking goes far beyond that and is, in fact, servicing the leading edge of what modern car companies need from design support businesses. “Envisage Group is more than just a model-maker, it offers primary support services to design operations at all levels, from start-up, through one-off and bespoke vehicles to large automotive companies,” says Tim Strafford.

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    Driven: Seat Leon

    2020-08-18T13:49:00Z

    Michael Nash takes the new Seat Leon out for a ride and provides an insight into its design features

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    Ineos reveals its rugged Grenadier 4x4

    2020-07-01T08:55:00Z

    Newly released exterior images of the Ineos Grenadier, which is set for launch in 2021, show some promising solutions for 4x4 functionality

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    Ford F-150 redesign puts customers at its (mighty) heart

    2020-06-26T09:25:00Z

    The new Ford F-150, launched in the early hours of this morning, UK time, holds few surprises on the exterior, it is recognisably an F-150, look inside and the storage and truck-as-workplace solutions are beautifully resolved and carefully thought-out.

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    CDN Podcast Episode 1 featuring Sasha Selipanov, Koenigsegg

    2020-06-04T13:09:00Z

    Sasha Selipanov, head of design at Koenigsegg, talks about his career and the new Gemera in this Car Design News podcast

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    Land Rover Defender 2019

    2019-12-30T15:31:00Z

    Land Rover’s new Defender has taken enough elements of the old Defender to respect the heritage, while playfully updating and reinterpreting the brand identitiy for a modern context. CDN spoke to Massimo Frascella, Gerry McGovern and Andy Wheel about the exterior design. The full interior story will follow in a few weeks…

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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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    Nano Cellulose Vehicle highlights potential of plants

    2019-11-08T15:14:00Z

    Japanese supercar-style concept constructed from cellulose nanofibres demonstrates next-generation plant-based materials

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    Show Review: K 2019

    2019-11-07T14:44:00Z

    Car Design News reports on the 2019 K trade fair in Düsseldorf, which explored the use of plastics in automotive design and manufacturing

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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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    Pebble 2019: Bugatti Centodieci recalls the EB110

    2019-08-16T20:56:00Z

    Bugatti has debuted its latest hypercar, the Centodieci, at The Quail, a motorsports gathering in Carmel Valley, as part of the Monterey Car Week. CDN discovers that its design pays homage to the legendary Bugatti EB110, with some distinct differences

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    Article

    Mini Electric breaks cover (and keeps it simple)

    2019-07-11T16:57:00Z

    Mini’s first-ever production EV finally received its global unveil to select media this week (including Car Design News) to reveal a clean design and clear product positioning

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    Article

    Shanghai 2019 overview

    2019-07-11T14:49:00Z

    Now the dust has settled on the biggest auto show of the year, we asked Drew Meehan join the dots of what we saw in April in Shanghai

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    McLaren teases new GT model

    2019-05-07T16:22:00Z

    New “superlight grand tourer” gets previewed ahead of May 15 debut

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    Article

    GAC's new GA6 sedan focuses on space and light

    2019-04-16T04:24:00Z

    GAC’s new GA6 production sedan launches in Shanghai 2019

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    Article

    Audi's inner-city concept revealed

    2019-04-14T06:24:00Z

    Audi’s new AI:ME concept develops Audi’s wellbeing-centric vision of an AI future

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    Article

    Gilles Vidal on the new Peugeot 208

    2019-03-14T12:21:00Z

    Gilles Vidal discusses using creative intelligence to design the new Peugeot 208, launched at the Geneva show 2019

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    Article

    Geneva 2019: Citroën Ami One explores industrial processes, urban mobility

    2019-03-07T13:02:00Z

    Jean-Arthur Madelaine-Advenier, Citroën’s head of interior design, talks details

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    Article

    Renault Clio V exterior revealed

    2019-01-29T15:14:00Z

    New Clio gets the new family face and evolved bodywork