Features – Page 4

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    The three-box sedan: requiem or revival?


    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


    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?


    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


    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


    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


    A stellar online exhibition on the Austin 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?


    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


    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)


    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: how adversity shapes cars


    The changing face of car design through difficult times is in fact a prime example of humanity’s remarkable adaptability and resilience – not to mention our collective mood.

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    Are ’quadri-mobiles' the future of small cars?


    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

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


    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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    Design Essay: Big Screen, Big Problem?


    Integrating screens in car interiors comes with a set of significant problems, from aesthetic decisions to considering the life-cycle of the vehicle. You could argue that how screens are handled within the instrument panel highlights many of the wider creative challenges of mobility design 

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    Designer profile: Simon Humphries, head of design, Toyota


     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


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

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    2020 Trend Report by CnTFactory


    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

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    Design Essay: Is still possible to draw in Italian?


    Designer and writer Matteo Licata takes a brief look back at the history of Italian car design and asks if the same emotion can be replicated today

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    The inside story of Land Rover’s new Defender


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

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    Design Essay: Why is Car Design so Hooked on the Past?


    Retro car designs have been appearing throughout the 21st century so far… but why are they so popular?

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    Land Rover Defender 2019


    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…