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    SAIC envisions a brighter future for the MG 5 reboot


    Channeling the brand’s sportscar heritage of yesteryear, SAIC is hoping to reinvigorate its MG 5.

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    GAC aims for emotive design with the Enpulse


    The supercar vibes of GAC’s Enpulse will test China’s appetite for a pure sportscar.

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    Neta’s Eureka moment


    Unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show, the striking Eureka 03 signals Chinese EV start-up Neta’s burgeoning design ambitions. 

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    Human Horizons unveils HiPhi X luxury electric SUV


    The HiPhi X will hit the Chinese market in 2021, and looks to be very close to the futuristic prototype shown in 2019.

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    Ford sculpts the future at the Beijing Auto Show


    Ford unveiled a new design language rather than a car at the Beijing Auto Show. Design director of Ford China Max Wolff explains why.

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    The (auto) show goes on in Beijing


    Face masks aside the opening of the Beijing Auto show hinted that normal service has resumed, at least in China.

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    Coventry University graduate MA work 2020


    The MA in Automotive & Transport Design at Coventry University combines vehicle design assignments with interdisciplinary projects. Graduates come from many countries and from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. All are determined to follow their dream of becoming transport designers. The coronavirus pandemic has meant that graduates have had to adapt swiftly to online learning and focus on CAD models in place of creating physical models in their final major projects. Graduates adapted extremely well and their work responds to a range of important future social, environmental and technological scenarios. This article highlights just a handful of concepts. 

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    Art Center Spring degree show 2020


    This year, events have conspired againt the graduates and students and the degree shows have had to move online. Art Center has provided access to the student work through its website. 

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    Top 5 colour and trim trends by CnT Factory


    Warm neutral tones are high in, greys are out. The CnT Factory top 5 colour and trim trends report is here

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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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    BAC explored generative design for its new Mono


    British sports car manufacturer’s design director explains how generative design and 3D printing enhanced their new Mono single seater

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    Micro Mobility’s Microlino and Microletta


    Micro Mobility had prepared a production-spec Microlino EV and a new Microletta electric scooter for Geneva

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    Bentley Mulliner Bacalar


    Undaunted by the cancellation of the Geneva show, Bentley introduced its ultra-exclusive limited edition Bacalar at its headquarters at Crewe Tuesday. The open-top car, based on the Continental GT convertible chassis, is limited to a production of twelve, and, naturally, they are all already spoken for

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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.

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    Aston Martin V12 Speedster breezes onto the web


    Aston Martin has debuted a special collector edition of the Vantage, with the V12 from the DBS and an open-air design

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    Fourth-generation Audi A3 has landed


    Audi debuted the new 2020 A3 Sportback online in the midst of the cancellation of the Geneva Motor Show

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    Hyundai Prophecy wows the internet (if not the crowds)


    The Hyundai Prophecy concept has to be one of the (virtual) stars of the 2020 Geneva Motor (No) Show. A cursory glance at social media conversations – from grown-up experts, not trolls – reveals a stream of very positive comments, with favourable comparisons to the classic 1947 UrSaab and also modern-day Teslas, as well as perhaps a sprinkling of 70s Porsche 911 in the rear wing. None of which is to suggest this concept is derivative, but just confirms what we already suspected: that Hyundai’s current design team have good taste, a broad palette and an increasing licence to be creative.

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    Czinger previews 21C hybrid hypercar


    California based Czinger Vehicles was set to debut its 21C 3D printed hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show. Alas…

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    Koenigsegg debuts all-new Gemera four-seater


    Koenigsegg has revealed the third model in its range. The Gemera will soon sit alongside the hybrid Regera and all-engine Jesko ‘megacars’

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    Volkswagen unveils ID. 4 ahead of New York debut


    First shown as the ID. Crozz prototype at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the Volkswagen ID. 4 has debuted at the 2020 Geneva non-motor show…