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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 

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    Concept Cars: All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Show?

    2020-10-06T09:54:00Z

    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?

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    How Mazda matched colour with design

    2020-08-11T08:59:00Z

    Mazda has developed paint coatings and application technology to fit with its vehicle design philosophy to both enhance the aesthetics and be environmentally sustainable

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    Concept Car of the Month: Gran Turismo Red Bull X1 (2010-19)

    2020-04-17T22:57:00Z

    Looking back to when a Formula 1 team and a video game studio collaborated to design the ultimate racing car

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    Design Essay: Surprise & delight, the importance of detail design

    2020-03-16T12:50:00Z

    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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    Designer profile: Simon Humphries, head of design, Toyota

    2020-02-07T12:06:00Z

     Two years in at the top job, Car Design News chats to Simon Humphries, head of design for Toyota and Lexus

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    Jukeboxes: the unlikely automotive influence

    2020-01-31T17:44:00Z

    A look at the connection between mid-century American cars and jukeboxes