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  • CES 2020 Sony car 1 (1)
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    Automotive design stories fresh from CES 2020

    2020-01-08T17:57:00Z

    Sony sparked speculation that it was entering the car market by unveiling an impressively well-finished prototype electric car, the Vision S, at the CES show in Las Vegas this week.

  • CES 2020 Toyota Woven-City-01
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    CES 2020: Toyota debuts a concept city

    2020-01-07T13:18:00Z

    After the smorgasbord of tech and mobility solutions we saw  at the Tokyo motorshow last year, we wondered what else Toyota could have up it’s sleeve for CES 2020… turns out it is a whole city

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    CES 2020: BMW brings an ‘Urban Suite’ to Vegas

    2020-01-06T14:10:00Z

    BMW brings a luxury mobility concept interior to CES 2020 – squeezed inside an i3

  • Syd Mead Visual Futurist 32
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    Remembering Syd Mead, 1933-2019

    2019-12-31T10:20:00Z

    Syd Mead, visual futurist, automotive designer, motion picture concept designer, industrial designer, and an inspiration to almost everyone working in these design fields, has died at the age of 86, succumbing to complications of lymphoma, which he had fought for the last three years.

  • CDN Land Rover Defender 2019 G McGovern
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    Land Rover Defender 2019

    2019-12-30T15:31:00Z

    Land Rover’s new Defender has taken enough elements of the old Defender to respect the heritage, while playfully updating and reinterpreting the brand identitiy for a modern context. CDN spoke to Massimo Frascella, Gerry McGovern and Andy Wheel about the exterior design. The full interior story will follow in a few weeks…

  • 2004 Chevrolet Nomad-01
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    CCotM: The Chevrolet Nomads

    2019-12-20T11:57:00Z

    Our final Concept Car of the Month for 2019 is, in fact, three different GM concepts cars, all inspired by the Chevrolet Nomad’s design

  • Vision Simplex un-wrapped in Nice Studio yard
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    Mercedes moves into France’s tech hub (near Nice)

    2019-12-09T09:31:00Z

    Car Design News strolled around the futuristic new Mercedes-Benz advanced design studio in Nice, France, where the German brand’s heads of department showed us around and explained the reasons for the move

  • VW Space Vizzion - ext side LA2019_
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    LA 2019: VW ID Space Vizzion concept

    2019-11-21T22:33:00Z

    The 2019 version of VW can’t be accused of shirking its environmental responsibilities. Hot on the heels of the production version of the ID.3 at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, just two months later it revealed the latest in its all-electric ID family in the shape of the Space Vizzion concept at the 2019 LA Auto Show.

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    Chevrolet Corvette walk around with Tristan Murphy

    2019-11-21T21:25:00Z

    Tristan Murphy, Lead Interior Designer of the Chevrolet Corvette, provides a run down of the vehicle to CDN before they presented it at Car Design Night LA 2019

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    BMW Design spotlight

    2019-11-12T17:47:00Z

    BMW has shown some really interesting Vision concept cars in the last few years, most recently, the Vision M Next. If you want to understand what BMW design’s aesthetic values are – the Vision cars are a good place to start.

  • Painting_Daihatsu-concepts-at-the-2019-tokyo-motor-show
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    2019 Tokyo Motor Show preview

    2019-10-22T11:34:00Z

    All the big teasers, preview images and news announcements from Japanese car manufacturers ahead of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show

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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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    First sight: Yanfeng XiM20

    2019-09-23T14:07:00Z

    Yanfeng’s Red Dot award-winning XiM20’s concept focuses on making a connection with people using a vehicle for short-trip travel, within a framework of the users being a group who value experiences over posessions

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    CCotM: Hymer VisionVenture RV (2019)

    2019-09-13T11:06:00Z

    Our concept car of the month isn’t a car at all, but a reimagining of the recreational vehicle formula. We take a look at the all-terrain motorhome of the near future, which debuted at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.

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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.

  • CDN_BAC Mono R by Paul Halliwell_7-b
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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.

  • Guy B & Matt W - Juke mk2 b
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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

  • A rearranged composition  of Patrick le Quément’s 1972 drawing for auto motor und sport.
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    Book review: Design between the lines

    2019-08-28T15:23:00Z

    Patrick Le Quément is a seminal designer who has worked at Simca, Ford, VW and Renault. This collection of essays is a tour de force through the design world of half a century and should be essential reading for anyone interested in design.

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    GAC Entranze - designed to share experiences

    2019-08-23T12:02:00Z

    Chinese automotive company GAC used virtual reality technology to connect the China and LA studios’ together to design this striking crossover-MPV for the Detroit auto show in 2019. Look inside and the fresh approach to the MPV typology becomes even more apparent - led by Pontus Fontaeus, its interior materials, textures and shapes create some really interesting themes for travelling with friends or family in the connected age

  • 2004 Fiat Trepiuno - Guy B & Roberto G chat3
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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…