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    CDN LA Forum 2019 – unpicking design

    2019-10-17T16:17:00Z

    The Los Angeles Forum 2019, organised by CDN with Automobility LA, takes place on Day one (press day) of the auto show. Co-located with the show, the Forum pulls together the best designers operating in the mobility space right now and ends the event with our Designer Night (drinks, food and networking for automotive designers).

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    Interview: Valuing Venucia design with Taiji Toyota

    2019-10-15T13:32:00Z

    Car Design News spoke to Taiji Toyota, deputy managing director of Nissan and Dongfeng’s Chinese joint venture, Venucia, about the brand’s evolution and increasing product independence

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    Colin Phipps shows us around Nio’s recently-opened Shanghai studio

    2019-10-08T16:41:00Z

    Car Design News was in Shanghai to meet Colin Phipps at his new office: Nio’s design centre, where he is now the company’s head of design. Warning: includes car selfie…

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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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    Faurecia Clarion Electronics: Making an interior complete

    2019-10-02T08:15:00Z Sponsored by Faurecia

    Andreas Wlasak, VP of industrial design, Faurecia, talks about innovations his team is developing, and explains how the acquisition of Japanese infotainment specialist Clarion will augment Faurecia’s design services…

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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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    First Sight: Canoo’s canoo

    2019-09-25T15:42:00Z

    Car Design News was present at the launch of the first project by Californian EV manufacturer Canoo (née EVelozcity), known as… the canoo. The new subscription-only monospace sits in an electric skateboard platform and maximises interior space. We spoke to design director, Richard Kim

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    Kemal Curic Replaces David Woodhouse at Lincoln

    2019-09-24T08:10:00Z

    Kemal Curic has replaced David Woodhouse as design director of Ford premium subsidiary, Lincoln, where he had already worked on the Continental, Aviator and Corsair models. Car Design News interviewed him about his new role, his inspirations, and his tight-knit team

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    Magna Bold Perspective design competition announces Europe winner

    2019-09-23T16:35:00Z Sponsored by Magna Exteriors

    Magna’s student design competition asked young designers based in Europe, North America and China to develop innovative vehicle exterior designs for 20-30 years into the future. The winner of the Europe region has just been decided

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    Designer Interview: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT

    2019-09-23T13:07:00Z

    Car Design News hears from SEAT design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, on his design inspirations, his personal connection to the SEAT brand, and what the future may hold for the automobile…
    (from Car Design Review 6)

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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-22T01:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models, according to a new report.

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    Car Design News Student Awards China 2020 competition launches

    2019-09-18T14:00:00Z

    The Car Design News Student Awards China competition is officially underway. This unique competition brings together the cream of Chinese student design talent and sets them to work designing vehicles according to an imaginative set of briefs set by eight automotive companies. The Awards ceremony will be held just before the Beijing motor show in 2020. This year, Geely, Ford, Bordrin, New Baojun, VW, Nissan, Hyundai and Chang An are asking students to imagine a dizzying variety of future worlds (and even one off-world scenario).

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    HYCAN+ Design Challenge enters phase 2: public voting

    2019-09-18T13:23:00Z Sponsored by HYCAN

    This week you can influence the design direction of a new Chinese automotive brand, HYCAN, with your online vote. Though the submissions deadline is past and entries are no longer accepted, ten entries have been shortlisted and are available for your vote.

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    Frankfurt 2019: The Round-up

    2019-09-17T09:11:00Z

    The 2019 Frankfurt motor show signalled European mainstream car manufacturers going electric. We take a look at the show and some of its highlights

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    BMW restructures design teams (again), Mini to keep a friendly face

    2019-09-13T11:36:00Z

    BMW Design has announced a major reorganisation of the way the brands and functions hang together. Under the new structure Domagoj Dukec leads BMW Design including the i M sub brands

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    Frankfurt 2019: Taycan’s leap forward by Porsche interior designer

    2019-09-10T14:59:00Z

    CDN talks to Ivo van Hulten, Porsche’s director interior design, about the new Taycan production EV

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    Frankfurt 2019: Land Rover officially debuts new Defender

    2019-09-10T08:56:00Z

    After more leaks than, well, the old car actually… we can finally show you Land Rover’s reinvented icon properly, with the 2020 Defender making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Car Design News takes a look at this design icon.

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    Michelin Challenge Design 2020 has launched

    2019-09-09T15:04:00Z Sponsored by

    Michelin has launched it’s 20th global design competition and, this year, the theme is ‘Upcycle’, challenging the entrants to take inspiration from previously recognised works from the past two decades

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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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    Kia appoints Karim Habib to devise new design direction

    2019-09-08T14:21:00Z

    Karim Habib, whose departure from Infiniti was recently announced, has been appointed as senior vice president and head of Kia Design Center, effective from October 2019. He is tasked with devising and developing the future design direction for Kia vehicles, as well as overseeing the design – exterior, interior, and colour and materials – of new models already in the pipeline, and will be based in the Kia studio in Namyang, South Korea, within the Hyundai Motor Group’s new, state-of-the-art, global design centre.