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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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    Who’s Where: Fengyou Gong moves to Qoros

    2019-10-16T09:13:00Z

    Former Peugeot China design director for their Shanghai R&D centre, Fengyou ‘Peter’ Gong, has started his new job as VP of design at Qoros, owned by Baoneng Motors

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    Carsten Monnerjan becomes head of design at Italdesign

    2019-10-10T10:51:00Z

    Carsten Monnerjan has been promoted by Italdesign to become the famous Italian design house’s head of design, effective immediately.

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    Who’s Where: Jozef Kabaň has left Rolls-Royce already

    2019-10-07T09:47:00Z

    Jozef Kabaň has departed from his role as head of design at Rolls-Royce, the company announced last week.

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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions

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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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    OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

    2019-09-30T08:54:00Z

    Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines. This makes sense – but only for now

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    EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

    2019-09-26T09:56:00Z

    In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe. In our latest business intelligence report, we forecast that carmakers will face hefty fines under tightening vehicle emission targets, driven largely by factors outside their control.

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    Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

    2019-09-25T06:00:00Z

    The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities including for R&D and design, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Media.

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    Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

    2019-09-24T06:00:00Z

    Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits. By then, however, the industry is likely to have undergone further consolidation.

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    Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

    2019-09-22T01:00:00Z

    OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive business models, according to a new report.

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    Syd Mead announces retirement

    2019-09-19T10:59:00Z

    Syd Mead, former Car Design News lifetime achievement award winner, has officially retired from professional design, according to an announcement on social media

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    Electrification poses cost and technology risk for automotive industry

    2019-09-19T07:00:00Z

    The high R&D, production and technology costs of electric vehicles could mean that OEMs will be selling most at a loss for years to come, according to a report by Automotive from Ultma Media.

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    Car Design News Student Awards China 2020 competition launches

    2019-09-18T14:00:00Z

    The Car Design News Student Awards China competition is officially underway. This unique competition brings together the cream of Chinese student design talent and sets them to work designing vehicles according to an imaginative set of briefs set by eight automotive companies. The Awards ceremony will be held just before the Beijing motor show in 2020. This year, Geely, Ford, Bordrin, New Baojun, VW, Nissan, Hyundai and Chang An are asking students to imagine a dizzying variety of future worlds (and even one off-world scenario).

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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and future model plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

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    Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

    2019-09-13T20:08:00Z

    Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on investment in R&D, technology and jobs, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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    Frankfurt 2019: Cupra Tavascan design team reveal show car secrets

    2019-09-13T14:59:00Z

    Brand-new brand Cupra showed its second concept car of 2019 in the shape of an all-electric for-door crossover coupé called Tavascan at the Frankfurt motor show, as it aims to forge a new identity more clearly separate from the Spanish Seat marque that bore it.

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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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    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.