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    Ford livestream VR Q&A


    During the livestream VR demo on the Fordzilla cars, a lot of questions came in that we ran out of time to address, so the team at Ford Design answered them after the event

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    Interview: Marc Lichte on the present and future of Audi design


    Audi design director Marc Lichte talks sub-brands, through the electric e-Tron Sportback and the ballistic RS6 Avant V8 estate

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    Designer Interview: Fan Zhang, GAC


    From Car Design Review 6, comes our interview with GAC VP and head of design, Fan Zhang.

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    Designer Interview: Antony Villain, Alpine


    From Car Design Review 6: we got the low-down from Alpine chief design officer Antony Villain on the thinking that goes into the renewed Renault brand’s design philosophy.

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    Designer Interview: Satoru Tai, Nissan


    From the Car Design Review 6 yearbook: Satoru Tai, Nissan executive design director and VP of Creative Box, talks Car Design News through his inspirations, the state of play with Nissan design, and the advantage of more diverse employee backgrounds

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    Interview: Valuing Venucia design with Taiji Toyota


    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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    Designer Interview: Shao Jingfeng, SAIC


    From CDR6: SAIC’s global design director talks us through the transformation of Roewe and MG design

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    Enovate - interview with Hakan Saracoglu


    Enovate is one of a raft of electric car startups in China which supposedly reached 450 at their zenith. “They’re consolidating now, it’s the right thing to do there were way too many” says Enovate vice president of design, Hakan Saracoglu. The Turkish born German national has fifteen years’ experience with Porsche along with shorter stints at Ford and Chery

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


    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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    Designer Interview: Davide Pizzorno, ED | Excellence Design


    From Car Design Review 6: Davide Pizzorno, chairman and design director of ED | Excellence Design, talks us through his company’s evolution from engineering to design, how the two can be balanced, and where classic Italian style fits into the future

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    Faurecia Clarion Electronics: Making an interior complete

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    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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    Designer Interview: Ken Parkinson, GM China


    Ken Parkinson, vice president of General Motors China design and GM international design, tells Car Design News about how he got into design, his current role with GM cars, what he wants to see in a young automotive designer

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    Kemal Curic Replaces David Woodhouse at Lincoln


    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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    Designer Interview: Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT


    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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    Designer Interview: Gerry McGovern, Land Rover


    Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern talks us through Land Rover’s design, brand, philosophy and heritage (featured in Car Design Review 6)

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    Designer interview: T Jon Mayer, Volvo


    T Jon Mayer talks us through his role as senior director of design at Volvo Cars USA, as well as the company philosophy, his own design tastes, and future mobility

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    Exclusive: Ralph Gilles talks Maserati, UX and beyond


    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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    Designer interview: Ikuo Maeda, Mazda


    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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    Ken Okuyama on the Aiways U7 Ion


    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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    Interview with Julian Thomson - taking the reins at Jaguar


    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