Motor Shows

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    Frankfurt 2019: Byton inches closer to massive screen production

    2019-09-20T18:08:00Z

    Genuine unique selling points among the proliferation of new electric car brands are becoming harder to discern but Byton’s M-Byte still has one – and it’s a big one: its dashboard-dominating 48-inch screen. Gaining its world debut at the Frankfurt motor show, the design team behind the Chinese marque’s mid-size SUV EV gave Car Design News a run-through of its production-ready features

  • Frankfurt 2019 Audi unboxing display
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    Frankfurt 2019: The Round-up

    2019-09-17T09:11:00Z

    The 2019 Frankfurt motor show signalled European mainstream car manufacturers going electric. We take a look at the show and some of its highlights

  • Cupra Tavascan MM Frankfurt 2019
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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: 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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    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

  • Ivo van Hulten Porsche lr
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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

  • Hyundai 45 lights press shot
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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.

  • Aiways U7 Ion Concept-7 Shanghai 2019
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    Ken Okuyama on the Aiways U7 Ion

    2019-09-03T16:54:00Z

    Working with the Aiways internal teams from his studio in Japan, Ken Okuyama has been working with the Chinese EV brand Aiways on the design of the company’s Shanghai show stand, a line of lifestyle products, and their newest concept car, the U7 Ion. He says that in the future, his design influence will likely extend to branding, stores, and even the website. After seeing the investment the company has made in their fully-automated production facility, he was convinced that Aiways had a big future, and he wanted to be part of it. In late 2018, he was named Chief Advisor of Design & Art, and his influence at the startup is already being felt. The immiment arrival of two Aiways U5 prototypes at the Frankfurt motor show on September 9, which left Xi’an in China on 17 July, seems a good time to take another look at this ambitious Chinese brand.

  • CDN Goodwood FOS 1957 Abarth 750 Goccia Vignale
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    Cartier concours

    2019-08-02T14:52:00Z

    Cartier Style et Luxe lawn at the Goodwood Festival of Speed had a stunning array of classic cars