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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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    Guangzhou auto show report 2019

    2019-11-28T14:20:00Z

    CDN walked the floor at Guangzhou to report back from China’s second-biggest auto show of the year

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    LA 2019: Kia Seltos debuts in US spec

    2019-11-28T13:21:00Z

    The SUV maintains its confident yet modest appearance and ruggedness

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    LA 2019: VW ID Space Vizzion concept

    2019-11-21T22:33:00Z

    The 2019 version of VW can’t be accused of shirking its environmental responsibilities. Hot on the heels of the production version of the ID.3 at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, just two months later it revealed the latest in its all-electric ID family in the shape of the Space Vizzion concept at the 2019 LA Auto Show.

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    Discussing Canoo Design with Richard Kim

    2019-11-15T13:21:00Z

    Richard Kim, the lead designer at Canoo, speaks to CDN about the new company and its unusual approach to vehicle design

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    Skoda debuts new Octavia for 2020

    2019-11-13T11:12:00Z

    Cleaner, greener, sleeker and more “emotional” than before. Just don’t call it premium…

  • CDN BMW Domagoj Dukec Frankfurt 2019
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    Design interview: Domagoj Dukec, BMW Head of Design

    2019-11-12T17:50:00Z

    The design direction BMW is pursuing may be controversial but is quite deliberate, as we discovered when we spoke to the man recently promoted to lead it, Domagoj Dukec

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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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    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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    China Report: Ford’s renewed China push

    2019-11-06T11:27:00Z

    ‘Ford China 2.0’ calls for 30 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles tailored for Chinese consumers over the next three years. Car Design News spoke to Ford China head of design Simon Brook, and strategy leader Erika Tsubaki in Shanghai to find out what that means for design

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    Tokyo 2019: Nissan’s bag-toting concepts

    2019-10-28T16:16:00Z

    Nissan’s stand at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show contained a known quantity, but several surprises too. Satoru Tai told us about the IMk, Ariya concept, and the digital tree…

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    Tokyo 2019: Yamaha’s vision of mobility

    2019-10-23T03:24:00Z

    ’Dezi’ Akihiro, Yamaha head of design, talks CDN around the concepts on the stand at the Tokyo motorshow

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    Car Design Forum Tokyo 2019 predicts the future (and it looks good)

    2019-10-22T15:57:00Z

    Car Design Forum, held in Tokyo the day before the Tokyo motor show, is a biannual gathering of global and Japanese designers to present on and discuss the issues they are tackling in the studio. 

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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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    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…