Karl is the Car Design News correspondent in the United States. He lives near Los Angeles. He has written for Car Design News since 2013, as well as our sister publications, Interior Motives, and Automotive IT International. He has also been a contributor to our bespoke publications for Volvo and Nissan, as well as our annual Car Design Yearbook.
Karl has written for design journals for over 30 years and has been published in books and magazines in the US, Europe and Japan. Karl is also a practicing architect in California, with projects across the United States and in Europe.
- Interior Motives
Lincoln has been working in the C-sector space for over a decade, seeking to bring big-car luxury to a small platform and package. The spacious Lincoln C concept of 2009 explored this theme, and hints of Lincoln interiors to come were found in that car, especially the broad two-tiered instrument panel and the wide, open cabin and panoramic roof; and the experience of the C project has surely informed the bringing of the premium ambience of Lincoln’s larger SUVs into the five-seater Corsair, which completes Lincoln’s latest product line renewal.
Car Design News was present at the launch of the first project by Californian EV manufacturer Canoo (née EVelozcity), known as… the canoo. The new subscription-only monospace sits in an electric skateboard platform and maximises interior space. We spoke to design director, Richard Kim
Bugatti has debuted its latest hypercar, the Centodieci, at The Quail, a motorsports gathering in Carmel Valley, as part of the Monterey Car Week. CDN discovers that its design pays homage to the legendary Bugatti EB110, with some distinct differences
This week at the 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Acura will introduce a new expression of the Precision design language in the form of the Type S concept sedan. We take a look at the design language and consider how it will feed into future models
Having been instrumental in the SC1, Thurner will lead the creation of a luxury EV line-up as VP Global Design and Architecture
Californian brand shows us how they are moving beyond a revived Fisker sedan
A sketch of what to expect