All Exterior design articles – Page 11

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    Comment: Too much minimalism?


    Everyone is a minimalist these days, but beyond being a handy catch-all for pared back aesthetics, what does the term mean for car design? Are designers sacrificing ornament at the altar of functionality as embodied by touchscreens? 

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    First sight: Lucid Air


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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    Show Review: K 2019


    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


    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


    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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    Mini Electric breaks cover (and keeps it simple)


    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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    Shanghai 2019 overview


    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


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

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    GAC's new GA6 sedan focuses on space and light


    GAC’s new GA6 production sedan launches in Shanghai 2019

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    Audi's inner-city concept revealed


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

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    Gilles Vidal on the new Peugeot 208


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

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


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