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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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    Europe winner announced - Magna 2019 Global Bold Perspective Award

    2019-09-23T16:35:00Z Sponsored by Magna Exteriors

    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 winner of the Europe region has just been decided

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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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    HYCAN+ Design Challenge enters phase 2: public voting

    2019-09-18T13:23:00Z Sponsored by HYCAN

    This week you can influence the design direction of a new Chinese automotive brand, HYCAN, with your online vote. Though the submissions deadline is past and entries are no longer accepted, ten entries have been shortlisted and are available for your vote.

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    BMW restructures design teams (again), Mini to keep a friendly face

    2019-09-13T11:36:00Z

    BMW Design has announced a major reorganisation of the way the brands and functions hang together. Under the new structure Domagoj Dukec leads BMW Design including the i M sub brands

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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: 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: 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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    Kia appoints Karim Habib to devise new design direction

    2019-09-08T14:21:00Z

    Karim Habib, whose departure from Infiniti was recently announced, has been appointed as senior vice president and head of Kia Design Center, effective from October 2019. He is tasked with devising and developing the future design direction for Kia vehicles, as well as overseeing the design – exterior, interior, and colour and materials – of new models already in the pipeline, and will be based in the Kia studio in Namyang, South Korea, within the Hyundai Motor Group’s new, state-of-the-art, global design centre.

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    Renault opens new Bucharest design facility

    2019-09-06T17:05:00Z

    Back In June, Renault opened a new design centre in Bucharest with engineering and design teams now co-located. The Dacia brand, from which we have seen iconic models like the Dacia Duster and Sandero, certainly deserves the investment Renault is showing with this new facility 

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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