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    Signs of Design: Geely’s new Shanghai studio

    2019-12-06T12:57:00Z

    Geely Design moved its main China facility into an anonymous looking site near Shanghai South Station in June. Studio chief Guy Burgoyne gave us a little tour

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    Iconic BMW designs: the 2002tii

    2019-11-12T17:50:00Z

    BMW fan and M-car obsessive Steve Carter highlights his Top 5 BMW cars of all time, starting with the legendary BMW 2002tii

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    BMW Design spotlight

    2019-11-12T17:47:00Z

    BMW has shown some really interesting Vision concept cars in the last few years, most recently, the Vision M Next. If you want to understand what BMW design’s aesthetic values are – the Vision cars are a good place to start.

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    Driven: Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic

    2019-11-08T11:01:00Z

    Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations has produced a new range-topping version of the Velar, and it’s a delight

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    Show Review: K 2019

    2019-11-07T14:44:00Z

    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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    The Timeless Relevance of Syd Mead

    2019-11-01T16:27:00Z

    A retrospective on one of the most distinctive and inspirational designers we’ve ever seen.

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    Focus: Interior Lighting

    2019-10-18T08:24:00Z

    The end of the age of speed is having a profound effect on the way car designers are thinking about interiors, and especially their lighting. Previously, focus was on the driver: the switchgear and cockpit were angled and lit to ensure very little got in the way of single-minded concentration on the road ahead.

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    Studio Visit: Jaguar’s new Gaydon studio

    2019-10-04T11:34:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover put on a special media tour of its new Jaguar design studio in Gaydon, England. The state-of-the-art facility spans 12,000 square metres and allows closer communication between departments

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    Ian Callum on his new venture – and his new Vanquish

    2019-10-01T08:54:00Z

    Car Design News spoke to Ian Callum about his new design firm, CALLUM, as well as its first project, the Aston Martin Vanquish 25 by CALLUM, created alongside R-Reforged.

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    CCotM: Hymer VisionVenture RV (2019)

    2019-09-13T11:06:00Z

    Our concept car of the month isn’t a car at all, but a reimagining of the recreational vehicle formula. We take a look at the all-terrain motorhome of the near future, which debuted at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.

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    Exclusive: Ralph Gilles talks Maserati, UX and beyond

    2019-09-09T12:26:00Z

    On a sunny day in California, Car Design News got an exclusive update from FCA’s global president of product design, Ralph Gilles, on Maserati interior materials, UI and UX design, the positive side of shared components, and what the future might hold for this historic Italian sports car brand

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    First Sight: BAC Mono R

    2019-09-06T08:30:00Z

    Design director Ian Briggs introduces Car Design News to the updated ‘R’ version of the unique BAC Mono. BAC’s team of designers gave Mono a full aesthetic evolution for the first time – although not without a fresh wave of mechanical updates as this limited run of 30 cars bridges a gap between the Mono we know and a next-gen car that we’ll see in the near future.

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    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    GAC Entranze - designed to share experiences

    2019-08-23T12:02:00Z

    Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age

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    Exclusive: Roberto Giolito on the 2004 Fiat Trepiuno

    2019-08-21T14:38:00Z

    In the second of our series exploring the Fiat Heritage Hub, head of the new facility, Roberto Giolito, reveals a few secrets behind one of its most influential exhibits and his most famous design, the trailblazing 2004 Trepiuno…

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    Interior Focus: Trim & Materials

    2019-08-21T13:45:00Z

    From Interior Motives magazine: New materials, textiles and techniques are enabling greater experimentation and creativity in the automotive sector, driven by design curiosity, a genuine desire for development, and changing consumer tastes and demands, particularly with regard to sustainability. Attention is being paid to both raw materials and end-of-life recycling – with some quite startling sources for new textiles and fabrics making their industrial debuts 

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    Flavio Manzoni and the one-of-a-kind Ferrari P80/C

    2019-08-07T12:56:00Z

    The Ferrari Senior Vice President of Design talks to CDN about one-offs and design inspirations

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    Design Driven – Honda e prototype

    2019-08-02T15:45:00Z

    Honda’s Urban EV’s showroom car is nearly ready. That won’t be unveiled until the Frankfurt motor show, so we took the near-production protoype for a design drive

  • CDN Goodwood FOS 1957 Abarth 750 Goccia Vignale
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    Cartier concours

    2019-08-02T14:52:00Z

    Cartier Style et Luxe lawn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed had a stunning array of classic cars

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    Shanghai 2019 overview

    2019-07-11T14:49:00Z

    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