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    CDN LA Forum 2019 – unpicking design

    2019-10-17T16:17:00Z

    The Los Angeles Forum 2019, organised by CDN with Automobility LA, takes place on Day one (press day) of the auto show. Co-located with the show, the Forum pulls together the best designers operating in the mobility space right now and ends the event with our Designer Night (drinks, food and networking for automotive designers).

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    Royal Commission offering funding for UK research projects

    2019-10-17T12:16:00Z

    The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 is now taking applications for its latest round of funded fellowships and studentships. 

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    Who’s Where: Chen Zheng becomes Chang An brand chief officer

    2019-10-09T10:59:00Z

    Chen Zheng, Chang An’s global design director, has been given the roles of brand chief officer and press spokesman alongside his existing role. This promotion will effectively make him the public face of the company

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    Chevrolet launches Corvette C8 Convertible, C8.R

    2019-10-03T16:10:00Z

    At a lauch event GM held at Cape Canaveral, Chevrolet has launched the mid-engined Corvette C8 Convertible, the first folding hardtop Corvette in its 66-year history, as well as the C8.R racing car that will compete at Le Mans and in the American IMSA series drom 2020 onwards

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    Clever compacts coming to Tokyo from Nissan, Suzuki

    2019-10-02T09:47:00Z

    Nissan and Suzuki have repeased initial images of their Tokyo motor show debutants in the compact car space. The Nissan IMk is a subcompact electric car with a stress-relieving interior, while Suzuki will display five different concept cars: an autonomous cottage, a retro kei two-seater, a pair of crossover kei vans and a baby-friendly kei minivan

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    First Sight: Canoo’s canoo

    2019-09-25T15:42:00Z

    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

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    Frankfurt 2019: Mercedes’ Vision EQS

    2019-09-12T10:53:00Z

    The all-electric Vision EQS concept limousine was Mercedes’ flagship unveil at the 2019’s Frankfurt show. It’s also significant as the first design on a new EV architecture which will spawn other premium electric models as the firm moves to become carbon-neutral by 2039. CDN had a one-to-one chat with overall design boss Gorden Wagener, who explained the new EQS proportions and why a regular S-Class will still sell alongside it.

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    Who’s Where: Harry Sze becomes GM’s China Advanced Studio director

    2019-09-11T15:10:00Z

    Outgoing BMW Designworks Shanghai studio director moves across town to join GM

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    Frankfurt 2019: Taycan’s leap forward by Porsche interior designer

    2019-09-10T14:59:00Z

    CDN talks to Ivo van Hulten, Porsche’s director interior design, about the new Taycan production EV

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    Frankfurt 2019: Hyundai unveils Concept 45

    2019-09-10T09:53:00Z

    Hyundai unveiled the next iteration of its electrification journey with the Pony-inspired 45 Concept at the Frankfurt 2019 international motor show

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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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    Who’s Where: Filippo Perini takes charge of Genesis’s European design studio

    2019-09-09T14:16:00Z

    Genesis has announced that Filippo Perini will join the company to become the chief designer of their Advanced Design studio in Germany. He will begin his new role on 16th September, after leaving his current post as head of design and innovation at the legendary Italdesign.

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    Colin Phipps joins NIO

    2019-09-06T07:57:00Z

    Colin Phipps, an American-born designer, is moving from GM China Global Advanced Design to NIO, and will be senior director of the Shanghai automotive design studio

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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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    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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    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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    Pebble 2019: Bugatti Centodieci recalls the EB110

    2019-08-16T20:56:00Z

    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

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    Who’s Where: Sasha Selipanov moves from Genesis to Koenigsegg

    2019-08-15T13:23:00Z

    The man credited with the Bugatti Chiron, Genesis Mint and Essentia will now lead car design for the Swedish hypercar trailblazer