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    Coventry University graduate MA work 2020


    The MA in Automotive & Transport Design at Coventry University combines vehicle design assignments with interdisciplinary projects. Graduates come from many countries and from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. All are determined to follow their dream of becoming transport designers. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that graduates have had to adapt swiftly to online learning and focus on CAD models in place of creating physical models in their final major projects. Graduates adapted extremely well and their work responds to a range of important future social, environmental and technological scenarios. This article highlights just a handful of concepts. 

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    Yanfeng’s new XiM21 concept looks to the (very near) future


    From the moment the presentation of Yanfeng’s new concept began, it was clear that this was a bit different. For one thing, the concept has an exterior. While the focus is clearly not on the exterior, the fact it has one is noteworthy. Recent years have seen interior-only concepts from Yanfeng. This concept demonstrates lots of types of technology and solutions that can be seen on the latest releases (such as the S-Class) with some near-future tech too. As presenter Han Hendriks, chief technology officer YFT, explained, the feedback they recived on the futuristic XIM20 concept was: ‘but which technology can we put in vehicles in the next two years?’ XiM21 certainly answers that question.

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    Hyundai gets edgy with new Tucson


    The new Tucson features aggressive geometric patterns that could become a Hyundai trait

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    Driven: Mazda CX-30


    The Mazda CX-30 marks a subtle, but confident evolution of the brand’s Kodo design principles, says Michael Nash

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    Nissan Z Proto debuts


    Many people have been waiting a long time for the new Z car, and last night’s online reveal of the Z Proto (a near production concept) gives a good idea of what the new Z will be. Nissan hasn’t strayed too far from Z’s heritage, which will delight a lot of people, and the updates blend old and new neatly in a startling yellow package.

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    Meet the new CDN editor


    With a background in architecture and design journalism, not to mention a love of cars, new CDN editor James McLachlan is looking forward to exploring some of the big questions facing the industry.

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    First sight: Lucid Air


    Lucid designers take us behind the scenes of the Silicon Valley startup’s first production car, a luxury electric saloon set to disrupt the competition with new proportions and more than 500 miles of range.

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    Envisaging the future of automotive design


    Envisage Group is well-known for producing motor show concepts for the world’s leading OEMs, but as Tim Strafford, CEO Envisage, and Mick Bradley, Production Director, explain, the work the company is currently undertaking goes far beyond that and is, in fact, servicing the leading edge of what modern car companies need from design support businesses. “Envisage Group is more than just a model-maker, it offers primary support services to design operations at all levels, from start-up, through one-off and bespoke vehicles to large automotive companies,” says Tim Strafford.

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    Rolls-Royce designer discusses inspiration and new Ghost


    Podcast: The new Rolls-Royce Ghost has been launched. It is the second generation of the model, and comes over ten years after the first Ghost was produced

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    S stands for sophistication with the new Mercedes-Benz saloon


    In the (streamed and pre-recorded) launch of the new S-Class, Gorden Wagener stated that ‘minimalism is the true luxury of our time’. He is not the first to voice this opinion, but the new S-Class does exemplify a lot of what has made ’sensual purity’ such a successful design philosophy for Mercedes in recent years. 

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    Skoda unveils Enyaq iV electric SUV


    The first electric SUV from Skoda, the Enyaq iV, includes some notable design details

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    China winner announced - Magna 2020 Global Bold Perspective Award

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    Hundreds of students from across China submitted fantastic work for the Magna Global Bold Perspective 2020 competition, but only one can win

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    CCS 2020 Transportation Design Summer exhibition


    We review the latest work of the Transportation Design students at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies

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    Lighting the ‘wow factor’ way


    We speak to three experts at Magna about the “infinite possibilities” for lighting design

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    Gordon Murray to ‘re-write the supercar rulebook’ with T.50


    Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled the first iteration of its T.50 supercar. Further development is still to come, but most of the design details have been finalised

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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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    Cadillac puts on new face with electric Lyriq


    The first all-electric Cadillac SUV has made its world debut. Dubbed Lyriq, the production model includes a number of new design choices and will be representative of future vehicles to come under the marque

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    Evergrande Group to launch six EVs


    The Evergrande Group has revealed images of its first six models that will hit the market, and they are all electric

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    Europe winner announced - Magna 2020 Global Bold Perspective Award

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    Matthew Lincoln of Coventry University wins the Europe award in the Magna Global Bold Perspective 2020 design competition

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    North America winner announced - Magna 2020 Global Bold Perspective Award

    2020-08-06T15:05:00Z Sponsored by

    Young designers across China, Europe and North America have battled it out for the chance to win Magna’s Global Bold Perspective design competition. The winner of the North American region has just been decided