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    Yanfeng’s new XiM21 concept looks to the (very near) future

    2020-09-21T14:30:00Z

    From the moment the presentation of Yanfeng’s new concept began, it was clear that this was a bit different. For one thing, the concept has an exterior. While the focus is clearly not on the exterior, the fact it has one is noteworthy. Recent years have seen interior-only concepts from Yanfeng. This concept demonstrates lots of types of technology and solutions that can be seen on the latest releases (such as the S-Class) with some near-future tech too. As presenter Han Hendriks, chief technology officer YFT, explained, the feedback they recived on the futuristic XIM20 concept was: ‘but which technology can we put in vehicles in the next two years?’ XiM21 certainly answers that question.

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    Nissan Z Proto debuts

    2020-09-16T14:20:00Z

    Many people have been waiting a long time for the new Z car, and last night’s online reveal of the Z Proto (a near production concept) gives a good idea of what the new Z will be. Nissan hasn’t strayed too far from Z’s heritage, which will delight a lot of people, and the updates blend old and new neatly in a startling yellow package.

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    Meet the new CDN editor

    2020-09-16T12:41:00Z

    With a background in architecture and design journalism, not to mention a love of cars, new CDN editor James McLachlan is looking forward to exploring some of the big questions facing the industry.

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    First sight: Lucid Air

    2020-09-10T11:21:00Z

    Lucid designers take us behind the scenes of the Silicon Valley startup’s first production car, a luxury electric saloon set to disrupt the competition with new proportions and more than 500 miles of range.

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    S stands for sophistication with the new Mercedes-Benz saloon

    2020-09-02T16:00:00Z

    In the (streamed and pre-recorded) launch of the new S-Class, Gorden Wagener stated that ‘minimalism is the true luxury of our time’. He is not the first to voice this opinion, but the new S-Class does exemplify a lot of what has made ’sensual purity’ such a successful design philosophy for Mercedes in recent years. 

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    Mahindra reveals new Thar SUV

    2020-08-20T16:53:00Z

    Mahindra has unveiled the new 4x4 Thar SUV, which gets an upgrade but stays true to it’s utilitarian roots

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    Winners of Car Design Awards China 2020 announced, virtually

    2020-08-03T13:49:00Z

    Yesterday afternoon, the stellar line-up of Judges joined a virtual awards ceremony, organised by Car Design News, to announce and congratulate the Chinese students who have won the 2020 Car Design Awards China.

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    Ford F-150 redesign puts customers at its (mighty) heart

    2020-06-26T09:25:00Z

    The new Ford F-150, launched in the early hours of this morning, UK time, holds few surprises on the exterior, it is recognisably an F-150, look inside and the storage and truck-as-workplace solutions are beautifully resolved and carefully thought-out.

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    Polestar launches annual design competition

    2020-06-25T11:26:00Z

    Polestar announces a new design contest geared to inspire and promote automotive creativity, open to both students and professional designers 

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    CDN’s Production and Concept Car Award winners for 2019

    2020-06-19T13:05:00Z

    The Car Design Review 7 book has launched and the winners for the Concept and Production Cars of 2019 have been announced in a livestream with Land Rover’s Professor Gerry McGovern and FCA Europe’s Klaus Busse

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    Volvo hires new Colour and Material and UX leaders

    2020-06-10T14:44:00Z

    Claudia Braun has a longstanding track record in premium car design. At Daimler, she was responsible for colour and trim design for the Mercedes, AMG and Maybach brands, while she also played a significant role in colour and trim design at Porsche earlier in her career. “Volvo is the most stylish and sustainable brand. It is a perfect match to my vision of Scandinavian sustainable design and a responsible way of life,” she commented.

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    CDN best Concept and Production cars of 2019 shortlist announced

    2020-06-09T11:08:00Z

    The CDN best 10 concept and production car designs of 2019, as judged by a panel of 18 leading designers, have been announced - a Livestream on June 18 will reveal the winners and who our Lifetime Achievement Award winner is for 2019, plus our pick of the best students

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    2021 VW Arteon launched in grand tourer and shooting brake variants

    2020-06-03T17:17:00Z

    VW has launched the new Arteon in the form of two variants: the luxury grand tourer, and a shooting brake model

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    Ford livestream VR Q&A

    2020-06-02T15:08:00Z

    During the livestream VR demo on the Fordzilla cars, a lot of questions came in that we ran out of time to address, so the team at Ford Design answered them after the event

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    Pininfarina announces new tool to aid UX design

    2020-05-14T11:52:00Z

    The company has formed strategic partnerships to advance user experience design with the AutonoMIA demonstrator

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    Luc Donckerwolke resigns from Hyundai

    2020-04-29T11:43:00Z

    Surprise resignation at Hyundai: Luc Donckerwolke has resigned from his position as chief designer of the Group

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    In-car virus busters

    2020-04-28T14:33:00Z

    We are used to seeing futuristic in-car santising solutions in concept cars for an autonomous future but it seems recent Covid-related events have triggered a rush to market in China, and they are already in production cars.

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    Matthew Weaver promoted to Nissan Design Europe vice president

    2020-03-31T15:37:00Z

    Matthew Weaver, already the design director of Nissan Design Europe, is being promoted to the role of vice president within the Japanese OEM’s London-based studio, in step with Nissan lifer Mamoru Aoki stepping down to retire after 39 years with the company

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    General Motors and Bollinger introduce new EV platforms

    2020-03-30T12:43:00Z

    EV startup’s new platform now faces growing competition from large OEMs

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    UK Government calls for ventilator help

    2020-03-26T11:20:00Z

    In the past weeks, many companies have been asking what they can do to assist with the rapid production of ventilators to assist with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Design consultancies, large carmakers, small engineering firms, and everyone in-between are keen to offer their assistance at this critical time.