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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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    Designer Interview: Shao Jingfeng, SAIC

    2019-10-14T11:37:00Z

    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

    2019-10-10T09:41:00Z

    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

    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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    Designer Interview: Davide Pizzorno, ED | Excellence Design

    2019-10-07T12:00:00Z

    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

    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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    Designer Interview: Ken Parkinson, GM China

    2019-09-30T10:53:00Z

    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

    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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    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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    Designer Interview: Gerry McGovern, Land Rover

    2019-09-16T13:56:00Z

    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

    2019-09-12T09:33:00Z

    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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    Frankfurt 2019: ID.3 confirms start of VW’s cleaner new chapter

    2019-09-11T10:40:00Z

    Car Design News was on the stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show to see the most important new car for Volkswagen since the original Golf: the ID.3 electric people’s car. Klaus Bischoff, VW’s design chief, talked us through the design details

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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…