All Features articles

  • Bentley tees off new Golf collection (4)
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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

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    Interior Motives

    2020 Trend Report by CnTFactory

    2020-01-29T12:37:00Z

    CnTFactory has teamed up with CDN and Interior Motives magazine to provide a quarterly report on the trends that every automotive designer should have in their moodboards

  • CDN Land Rover Defender 2019 L663_Amy_Frascella3
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    The inside story of Land Rover’s new Defender

    2020-01-16T16:45:00Z

    The interiors design team at Land Rover created a new look for the Defender interior with cunning storage solutions and rugged sophistication

  • CDN Land Rover Defender 2019 G McGovern
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    Land Rover Defender 2019

    2019-12-30T15:31:00Z

    Land Rover’s new Defender has taken enough elements of the old Defender to respect the heritage, while playfully updating and reinterpreting the brand identitiy for a modern context. CDN spoke to Massimo Frascella, Gerry McGovern and Andy Wheel about the exterior design. The full interior story will follow in a few weeks…

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    Design Essay: The Strange Allure of Ugliness

    2019-12-18T19:14:00Z

    Are tastes changing, or is taste simply disappearing? We try not to cover our eyes…

  • Vision Simplex un-wrapped in Nice Studio yard
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    Mercedes moves into France’s tech hub (near Nice)

    2019-12-09T09:31:00Z

    Car Design News strolled around the futuristic new Mercedes-Benz advanced design studio in Nice, France, where the German brand’s heads of department showed us around and explained the reasons for the move

  • Geely Design Shanghai_Building B
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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

  • BMW 2002Tii front
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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

  • CDN_F fair 2019_1206
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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.

  • Hyundai45_1
    Interior Motives

    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

  • CDN_Ian Callum Aston Martin Vanquish VC25_Concours of Elegance
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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.

  • CDN_ Syd Mead-Photo
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    Syd Mead announces retirement

    2019-09-19T10:59:00Z

    Syd Mead, former Car Design News lifetime achievement award winner, has officially retired from professional design, according to an announcement on social media

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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.

  • CDN Ralph Gilles FCA Maserati
    Interview

    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