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  • Max Missoni & Guy Bird - London Sept 2021
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    Exclusive interview: Maximilian Missoni, head of design, Polestar

    2021-10-18T14:58:00Z

    Car Design News contributing editor Guy Bird spoke to Polestar’s head of design Maximilian Missoni about sustainability goals, future products and brand identity 

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    Where next for SUV design?

    2021-10-18T13:44:00Z

    The success of SUVs has been remarkable story but has brought with it an aesthetic homogeneity. Can designers harness electrification and new technology to reinvigorate the segment?

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    An interview with Karl Smith, author of Brave New Car

    2021-10-12T10:15:00Z

    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 

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    Review: Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021

    2021-08-19T09:03:00Z

    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

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    Opinion: Secret design sauce comes from expert artistry

    2021-08-18T09:58:00Z

    Car design is shrowded in mystery, with brands pedalling an intangible narrative that detracts from the talent and expertise of highly skilled professionals

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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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    Opinion: Rollin’ coal, culture wars and Ford’s ‘Truck of the Future’

    2021-05-27T16:18:00Z

    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?

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    Opinion: The car remains king in Barratt Homes Britain

    2021-04-29T11:58:00Z

    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 

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    Chinese design talent dominates in Shanghai

    2021-04-22T20:44:00Z

    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

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    Can we design cars without killing the planet?

    2021-04-22T19:31:00Z

    It’s Earth Day, and car design should play a key role

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    Post Opulence: A Softer Tomorrow?

    2021-03-31T19:46:00Z

    A decade or more of adversarial design and in-your-face attitudes has left us in need of a breather. Might a new era of post-opulent aesthetics mellow us out? Aidan Walsh hopes so. 

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    Opinion: Transforming old into new

    2021-03-24T14:23:00Z

    Revered retrofit architects Lacaton & Vassal’s recent Pritzker Prize win poses some interesting questions for car designers, writes CDN editor James McLachlan

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    Review – DeLorean: Back from the Future

    2021-02-25T14:07:00Z

    A testament to hubris wrought in stainless steel – the DeLorean story elevated the act of building a car into the realms of shakespearean tragedy. A fascinating new BBC documentary profiles the man at the heart of it 

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    Car Design News partners with GMC to bring you the Hummer EV

    2021-02-15T16:03:00Z

    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

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    The three-box sedan: requiem or revival?

    2021-01-13T15:25:00Z

    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?

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    Car Design News: Best stories of 2020

    2021-01-04T14:28:00Z

    The editorial team at Car Design News highlights their favourite stories of the year: Lucid Motors, Jeep and Land Rover all make an appearance

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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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    CDR 7: SangYup Lee, Hyundai

    2020-11-30T12:23:00Z

    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 

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    Hitting the e-SUV spot

    2020-11-09T10:39:00Z

    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

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    The Metro: An Unexpected Journey

    2020-10-27T20:02:00Z

    A stellar online exhibition on the Metro by the British Motor Museum prompted an unexpected A-series engine-powered trip down memory lane for CDN editor James McLachlan