Maxine has been with CDN since 2015. She has worked in publishing for more than 24 years, starting on Trials and Motocross News, through editing the features desk of the Bermuda Sun, subbing at the Illustrated London News, to launching and editing customer publishing and trade titles. She has freelanced as a both a writer and print project manager and now writes exclusively for Car Design News and manages the production of CDN special publications such as the Polestar magazine and the annual Car Design Review book. Maxine lives in Somerset and works in London. Her first car was a 1971 BMW 2002 and her attraction to elderly BMWs continues (although she now also has a soft spot for mid 90s Japanese executive saloons too).
Tata’s new Sierra concept has just been unveiled at the Delhi auto show 2020. We got a preview of it last week when we spoke to Martin Uhlarik and Pratap Bose
Books for students of automotive design remain thin on the ground, particularly for interiors. Designer Tim Pilsbury is adressing this imbalance with his excellent Designing Car Interiors volumes
The design direction BMW is pursuing may be controversial but is quite deliberate, as we discovered when we spoke to the man recently promoted to lead it, Domagoj Dukec
Mitsubishi often takes CDN slightly by surprise at motorshows, and its record remains unbroken. The MI-Tech buggy concept, presented in a pearlised blue, screamed fun. The Mitsubishi design language of robust is clearly there - but Tsunehiro Kunimoto’s team have created another iteration.
When transportation design students from IED worked with Leitat and Singular Entrepreneurs, great things happened