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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.

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    Designer interview: Ikuo Maeda, Mazda

    2019-09-06T09:49:00Z

    Mazda’a head of global design, Ikuo Maeda, has inspired the relatively small design department at this Japanese car manufacturer to create some of the most stunning concept cars of the last three years. The Vision Coupé concept of 2017 still stands out as a bold, creative statement of intent. The launch of the Mazda 3 in Los Angeles last year (2018) was the first use of the incredible surfacing on its production line-up, and shows that Maeda-san is evolving the design language with immense care. 

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    First Sight: BAC Mono R

    2019-09-06T08:30:00Z

    Design director Ian Briggs introduces Car Design News to the updated ‘R’ version of the unique BAC Mono. BAC’s team of designers gave Mono a full aesthetic evolution for the first time – although not without a fresh wave of mechanical updates as this limited run of 30 cars bridges a gap between the Mono we know and a next-gen car that we’ll see in the near future.

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    Venucia’s The V concept moves in fast-forward

    2019-09-05T11:07:00Z Sponsored by Venucia

    Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Venucia introduced a forward-looking concept car called The X at the Auto China show in 2018. Designed to demonstrate a clear vision for the future of mobility, The X introduced Venucia’s V-Galaxy design language, including a distinctive Galaxy grille and V-icon motif at the front of the car.

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    First Sight: Nissan Juke mk2 calms it down (a bit)

    2019-09-03T19:30:00Z

    Nissan’s long-awaited second-generation Juke was previewed across five European cities yesterday (Monday Sept 2) so Car Design News popped along to the London event – where the car’s design was born – to chat to Nissan Design Europe’s design director Matt Weaver about the evolution of this B-segment small crossover

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    Ken Okuyama on the Aiways U7 Ion

    2019-09-03T16:54:00Z

    Working with the Aiways internal teams from his studio in Japan, Ken Okuyama has been working with the Chinese EV brand Aiways on the design of the company’s Shanghai show stand, a line of lifestyle products, and their newest concept car, the U7 Ion. He says that in the future, his design influence will likely extend to branding, stores, and even the website. After seeing the investment the company has made in their fully-automated production facility, he was convinced that Aiways had a big future, and he wanted to be part of it. In late 2018, he was named Chief Advisor of Design & Art, and his influence at the startup is already being felt. The immiment arrival of two Aiways U5 prototypes at the Frankfurt motor show on September 9, which left Xi’an in China on 17 July, seems a good time to take another look at this ambitious Chinese brand.

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    ArtCenter Degree Show, Summer 2019

    2019-09-03T10:15:00Z

    The latest student degree show from ArtCenter design school in California presents some intriguing mobility design concepts

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    College Exhibition: National Institute of Design, India, 2019

    Highlights from the summer degree show of India’s premier automotive design course at the National Institute of Design

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    Interview with Julian Thomson - taking the reins at Jaguar

    2019-08-29T16:05:00Z

    Julian Thomson, Jaguar’s new Director of Design, has taken over from industry car design legend Ian Callum, and he is already displaying the type of creative energy needed in a design landscape where so much is ‘up for grabs’. Car Design News caught up with Julian at Pebble Beach 2019 and found out what is on his mind

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    Who’s Where: Taisuke Nakamura promoted as Karim Habib leaves Infiniti

    2019-08-29T10:20:00Z

    Infiniti designer Taisuke Nakamura has been promoted to the position of Head of Design following the departure of Karim Habib. Nakamura has played a large role in all the of recent wave of connected, electric concept cars from Infiniti, such as the QX Inspiration, Prototype 10 and Qs Inspiration, concepts that have signalled the creative approach to new mobility solutions at Infiniti

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    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    Car Design Forum Tokyo 2019

    2019-08-27T14:50:00Z

    The Car Design News Tokyo Forum is being held the day before the Tokyo aotor show 2019 gets underway, with presentations and debates on the topics affecting the creative arm of mobility design, speakers from the world’s leading automotive manufacturers will assemble at the Toronamon Hills hotel on 22 October 

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    Magna Global Bold Perspective design competition announces US winner

    2019-08-23T12:15:00Z

    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 winners of the North American region have just been decided, and the winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will join the other finalists at the Car Design News LA Forum, which takes place just before the Los Angeles auto show in November 2019.

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    GAC Entranze - designed to share experiences

    2019-08-23T12:02:00Z

    Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age

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    Who’s Where: Juho Suh moves from NIO to Hyundai

    2019-08-22T14:28:00Z

    Former Shanghai design studio head for NIO becomes VP and head of Hyundai Design Innovation Group

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    Exclusive: Roberto Giolito on the 2004 Fiat Trepiuno

    2019-08-21T14:38:00Z

    In the second of our series exploring the Fiat Heritage Hub, head of the new facility, Roberto Giolito, reveals a few secrets behind one of its most influential exhibits and his most famous design, the trailblazing 2004 Trepiuno…

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    Interior Focus: Trim & Materials

    2019-08-21T13:45:00Z

    From Interior Motives magazine: New materials, textiles and techniques are enabling greater experimentation and creativity in the automotive sector, driven by design curiosity, a genuine desire for development, and changing consumer tastes and demands, particularly with regard to sustainability. Attention is being paid to both raw materials and end-of-life recycling – with some quite startling sources for new textiles and fabrics making their industrial debuts