All Exterior design articles – Page 2

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    Watch: Design-for-manufacturing and light-weighting move to the top of the agenda

    2021-07-12T06:00:00Z

    This livestream investigates how designers and engineers at Ford, Gestamp and key suppliers are using innovative materials and creating light-weight architectures, including for models like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick compact truck.

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    Studio Visit: Nissan Design America

    2021-06-02T09:33:00Z

    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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    Design Review: Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

    2021-06-02T08:58:00Z

    The large fastback SUV reflects American style and VW’s “friendly” design language

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    Mahindra launches Coventry design studio

    2021-05-25T10:14:00Z

    Indian automotive giant Mahindra is launching an advanced design studio in Coventry

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    F-150 Lightning: Ford’s Truck of the Future?

    2021-05-20T03:00:00Z

    Ford is betting that any scepticism concerning electrification of the F-series will be blown away by its sheer ability. And with more pulling power, space and versatility than ever before, should we doubt them? Car Design News spoke to Ford’s global design director Todd Willing ahead of the full reveal

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    Genesis reveals its European line-up

    2021-05-04T12:26:00Z

    Genesis G80 and GV80 will lead the way as the Korean brand seeks to establish itself in the European market 

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    Thar: Return of an Icon

    2021-04-28T12:54:00Z

    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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    Space Zeeker: Lynk & Co’s Zeekr 001

    2021-04-27T15:41:00Z

    Designed to deliver on a promise of ’no more boring EVs’, Lynk & Co’s Zeekr 001 has it roots in the Zero concept. Stefan Rosén, vice president Lynk & Co Design explains more

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    Xpeng launches P5 with Lidar technology

    2021-04-21T09:32:00Z

    The first model in its portfolio to hit the market with Lidar technology, Xpeng’s P5 is big in size and creature comforts. Car Design News got the lowdown from Eric Zhao, senior director of Xpeng’s design centre 

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    Obituary: The French maestro Robert Opron

    2021-04-06T15:17:00Z

    One of the finest car designers of the 20th Century, Robert Opron, passed away last week, aged 89. Responsible for masterpieces for Simca, Citroen, Renault and Alfa Romeo from the late 1950s to the late-80s – and one of the few recipients of the Car Design News Lifetime Achievement Award – we salute his life and influence, via still vivid memories of visiting his house south of Paris back in 2016 to discuss his career over Scotch and Pringles…

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    Design Review: 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

    2021-03-24T13:56:00Z

    With the Nautilus, Lincoln’s design team has focused on creating cohesion between exterior and interior designs. Car Design News’ Laura Burstein took a closer look 

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    CDN marks International Women’s Day

    2021-03-08T13:01:00Z

    To mark International Women’s Day, Car Design News celebrates influential women car designers past and present 

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    Nissan unveils the fully redesigned Frontier

    2021-02-09T11:30:00Z

    Big upgrades bring more gravitas to the midsize pickup with the design team drawing on the original Nissan Hardbody truck of the 1980s for inspiration

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    Comment: Too much minimalism?

    2020-12-21T15:29:00Z

    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

    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