Car Design News contributing editor Guy Bird spoke to Polestar’s head of design Maximilian Missoni about sustainability goals, future products and brand identity
2021-10-12T10:15:00+01:00By James McLachlan
A new publication by longtime Car Design News contributor Karl Smith looks at the future of the car, examining how electrification, autonomy, fresh ideas around luxury, interior concepts can offer a way out of the current cul de sac we find ourselves in
Goodwood Festival of Speed has become the premier UK car show with a variety of cars both old and brand spanking new on display. What’s more its outdoors which means Covid restrictions are a little less stringent. Armed with camera and notebook, longtime CDN contributor Guy Bird reports
2021-08-18T09:58:00+01:00By Michael Nash
Car design is shrowded in mystery, with brands pedalling an intangible narrative that detracts from the talent and expertise of highly skilled professionals
2021-05-27T16:18:00+01:00By James McLachlan
In the United States, the ICE versus EV debate became a battleground in an ongoing culture war. But as more and more combustion era icons go electric, can design help cut through the noise and usher in a new automotive culture?
2021-04-29T11:58:00+01:00By James McLachlan
From automation, EVs and new ideas of urbanism – the role of the car is under question when it comes to urban centres. Venture outside metropolitan areas and you will find a new suburbia designed and built with the car at its heart. Good news for any OEMs wedded to the status quo but a challenge for proponents of new ideas of mobility
2021-04-22T20:44:00+01:00By Mark Andrews
Shanghai proved a more relaxed affair than Beijing last year, PR nightmares for Tesla not withstanding, with European OEMs playing second fiddle to a slew of new launches by homegrown talent such as Arcfox, Nio and Xpeng
2021-02-15T16:03:00+00:00By Car Design News
The Hummer EV counters preconceived ideas of the nameplate thanks to its innovative design and technology, Car Design News partners with GMC to give you the lowdown
2021-01-13T15:25:00+00:00By Karl Smith
Stateside, the three-box sedan seems to be in retreat with VW withdrawing the Passat and Lincoln phasing out the Continental. Is it all over for this time-honoured format, or does its future simply lie elsewhere in the world?
2021-01-04T14:28:00+00:00By Car Design News
The editorial team at Car Design News highlights their favourite stories of the year: Lucid Motors, Jeep and Land Rover all make an appearance
2020-12-21T15:29:00+00:00By James McLachlan
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?
2020-11-30T12:23:00+00:00By Car Design News
Hyundai’s design kingpin SangYup Lee on the Prophecy, Dieter Rams, and why he wants to create a car range that is like a chess set
2020-11-09T10:39:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison
OEMs are rushing to bring out more electric SUVs in a bid to meet emissions targets and protect margins. But they will require innovations in design and engineering to stay desirable and competitive in an increasingly crowded field
2020-10-06T09:54:00+01:00By Aidan Walsh
The star turns of the motor show, concept cars provoke, excite and inspire. But what happens to the special guests when the party is cancelled?
2020-08-11T08:59:00+01:00By Nick Holt
Mazda has developed paint coatings and application technology to fit with its vehicle design philosophy to both enhance the aesthetics and be environmentally sustainable
2020-07-22T13:03:00+01:00By Maxine Morland
Rebecca Heath, lead colour and materials designer at Envisage Group, explains how different approaches to sustainability could play a role in the car of the future
2020-04-17T22:57:00+01:00By Michael Gooderham
Looking back to when a Formula 1 team and a video game studio collaborated to design the ultimate racing car
2020-04-08T16:21:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Biometric technology is providing another layer to safety and infotainment, and is another challenge for car design
2020-04-08T16:19:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Designing the cabin to allow the driver to sit in the centre and the development of lighter, more sustainable seats
2020-04-08T15:37:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Car designers have been exploring different seating configurations in expectation of self-driving technology
2020-03-19T16:43:00+00:00By Matteo Licata
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
2020-03-16T12:50:00+00:00By Aidan Walsh
What makes people fall in love with cars? Aidan Walsh argues that small details in design cement long-term love affairs with vehicles
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