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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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    Luc Donckerwolke resigns from Hyundai


    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


    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


    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


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

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    UK Government calls for ventilator help


    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. 

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    Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis


    Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. ...

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    Hyundai launches the 2021 Elantra


    Hyundai has launched its seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan for the US market, in Los Angeles

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    Buick reveals production version of GL8 Avenir luxury MPV


    Buick has revealed the production version of its China-only GL8 Avenir luxury MPV, and, to no one’s no surprise, it looks much like the concept introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show last year.

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    First Sight: Van Roij Adventum Coupe


    Van Roij Design’s two-door Range Rover conversion brings some old-school dignity to the world of customised SUVs

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    New York auto show postponed amid Coronavirus concern


    The overall impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on car design is difficult to gauge, but motor shows are often an important place for designers to communicate their work

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    Hyundai teases 2021 Elantra


    Hyundai has released teaser images and a video previewing its new Elantra sedan for 2021

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    The DS Aero Sport Lounge proposes satin, straw and ultrasonic gesture control as the new French luxury


    Parent company PSA’s bid to make the historic DS name feel like a truly standalone new brand took another conceptual step in the right direction with its Aero Sport Lounge unveil this week. With the threat of virus contamination stopping real-world Geneva Motor Show proceedings Car Design News got on the phone to DS’s design director Thierry Métroz instead to talk through its importance.