2018-10-03T09:40:00+01:00By Chris Maillard
There were some highlights, but the show asked some big questions too
2018-09-27T15:30:00+01:00By Chris Maillard
2018’s show season kicks off in the French capital
2018-09-19T11:20:11+01:00By Michael Gooderham
The first model in a new ‘Icone’ series is offered as a one- or two-seater
2018-03-27T15:25:09+01:00By Michael Gooderham
Two of ItalDesign’s four proposals will be developed by Pininfarina
2018-01-17T04:40:00+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi
BMW’s new baby SUV scoops two EyesOn Design awards
2017-09-22T09:01:00+01:00By Karl Smith
A land yacht for cruising the Corniche, the Renault Nepta is an open-top grand tourer with classic lines and proportions evoking classic open-topped cars like phaetons, or the classic 1960s Lincoln Continental convertible
2017-08-30T16:12:19+01:00By Car Design News
From the yearbook: Janin discusses Renault's rise, and how to balance design with innovation
2017-04-12T08:24:00+01:00By Car Design News
In this issue: Range Rover Velar, Riversimple Rasa, Toyota Concept-i, DS7, Volkswagen Arteon and Technology Focus - CES
2017-03-28T12:07:17+01:00By Joe Simpson
The French brand’s new SUV is an attempt to define its design identity
2017-02-28T12:14:04+00:00By Joe Simpson
A deep design dive into the quirky French supermini
2016-11-29T13:34:03+00:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Autonomous interior concept from Volkswagen goes on display in Berlin
2016-10-18T16:14:36+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
How the first of a forthcoming family of EVs was created
2016-10-13T11:08:07+01:00By Lem Bingley
Creating the third-generation of Citroën’s top-selling supermini
2016-10-10T15:24:34+01:00By Lem Bingley
How one of the stars of the Paris Motor Show was created
2016-10-06T15:52:56+01:00By Tom Phillips
Interesting Oasis concept will debut at January’s CES in Las Vegas
2016-10-06T12:48:26+01:00By Andrew English
Land Rover's controversial new SUV has split opinion (if not a tailgate). Its designers explain
2016-10-04T11:55:29+01:00By Tom Phillips
Our highlights from a depleted motor show line-up
2016-09-30T16:24:24+01:00By Lem Bingley
Concept packed with ideas proves Lexus is still filled with unrealised potential
2016-09-30T15:17:01+01:00By Lem Bingley
Try saying synthetic spider silk three times fast
2016-09-30T14:27:18+01:00By Lem Bingley
Skoda upsets the hierarchy by introducing the VW Group’s best SUV design
2016-09-30T13:13:53+01:00By Lem Bingley
Two mid-size Peugeots for the price of one
2016-09-30T12:21:43+01:00By Tom Phillips
Hall 8 turns up its usual curios – this times it’s cars from the movies
2016-09-30T11:24:22+01:00By Tom Phillips
Different takes on the small-car format, with varying degrees of success
2016-09-30T11:07:27+01:00By Lem Bingley
Sleek sedan concept is one of our stars of the show
2016-09-29T14:45:50+01:00By Tom Phillips
Benz blends a host of formats to create the first EV for its new family
2016-09-29T14:06:50+01:00By Tom Phillips
New HMI is impressive when the car is standing still…
2016-09-29T13:37:59+01:00By Tom Phillips
Shouty concept leaves you in no doubt that Hyundai is the sporty one, right?
2016-09-29T12:41:16+01:00By Tom Phillips
VW’s electric-only design language promises much, but does it deliver?
2016-09-29T10:34:56+01:00By Tom Phillips
With no new cars to show, DS digs out some design classics from days gone by
2016-09-29T09:52:12+01:00By Tom Phillips
The Discovery has been redefined, like it or not...
2016-09-29T09:23:54+01:00By Chris Maillard
We're in Paris, reporting live. Follow it here
2016-09-28T17:07:01+01:00By Guy Bird
Hidden secrets behind Renault’s new treasure revealed
2016-09-23T11:56:00+01:00By Karl Smith
Ask any Corvette enthusiast the significance of the year 1963 and an excited smile will break across his or her face. That was the year of the introduction of the second generation Corvette, the C2, with its dramatic styling, shape, and controversial split rear window, all courtesy of Larry Shinoda and the GM Design team.
2016-09-20T16:51:37+01:00By Tom Phillips
Render of the Vision SLA concept, based on the A-Class, shown back in 2000
2016-09-20T12:11:46+01:00By Tom Phillips
Our pick of this year's Parisian hits and misses
2016-09-01T12:01:49+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Rejigged proportions alter its overall stance
2016-08-24T15:53:06+01:00By Car Design News
Sketch for fourth-generation 2017 Kia Rio, set to be unveiled at the Paris motor show next month
2016-05-26T16:12:47+01:00By Jon Winding-Sorensen
New crossover brings the Quartz concept back down-to-earth
2016-05-23T15:57:43+01:00By Tom Phillips
French firm's new C-segment model adopts conventional crossover cues
2016-02-26T15:09:53+00:00By Karl Smith
Revisiting the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo showcars that shared far more than Italian heritage
2015-09-18T17:17:01+01:00By Owen Ready
A forgotten and misunderstood crossover that has clearly had a wider influence
This is an important new car for Lancia, as the brand has been limping for several years now with a odd range comprising of the small Ypsilon and Musa and the larger Thesis sedan and Phedra MPV.
The original Renault Twingo of 1992 was the first Renault designed from start to finish under the then still new Director of Design, Patrick le Quement.
2015-08-28T13:02:28+01:00By Karl Smith
The Chrysler concept that would become a Volkswagen
Honda love recycling old model names and applying them to new cars - and the Insight is the latest example.
The Kuga was presented in concept form at Frankfurt although Stefan Lamm, Chief Designer Exterior at Ford, told us: "It is basically a production car". Only the pearlescent paint and some interior trim materials will differ on the production design, he said.
2015-08-17T10:20:11+01:00By Peter Stevens
Bringing the Elan story up to date, from the late-80s to 2010's Paris Motor Show concept
Last autumn the general public only got a glimpse of a front wing of Aston Martin's forthcoming £1.2m supercar at the Paris Motor Show.
Ssangyong Motors, former subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive, has had a nightmarish beginning to 2009, with plummeting sales, bankruptcy, the SAIC Group's waiver, and even an accusation of industrial espionage surfacing within the last three months.
2015-08-03T10:01:31+01:00By Peter Stevens
'New Elan' finally reaches production, but not before yet more internal conflict
On the eve of the of the Paris Motor Show, Peugeot held a private viewing of the EX1 Concept Car at its premier showroom on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
Paris Motor Show 2004 Photo Gallery: 830 photos and hi-res downloads
2015-07-20T10:47:18+01:00By Peter Stevens
Part one of the history of Lotus' sports car from its beginnings to the most-recent Paris show concept
Renault is unveiling the Deck'up concept at the Brussels Motor Show, targeting outdoor leisure and adventure off the beaten track. The Deck'up follows the Kangoo Break’up concept, presented at the 2002 Paris Motor Show, and the earlier Modus 2 and Operandi van concepts.
Sep 3, 2004 – Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show, the Peugeot 907 concept is a two-seater GT coupé, created "with reference to the past, the present and the future", and intended to transcend the Marque's values. The 907 is powered by a 6.0 litre V12 engine delivering ...
Sep 16, 2004 - More than 300 senior members of the automotive design community will be attending the Interior Motives Design Awards 2004 ceremony to be held at Le Cab, Paris on 24 September, during the Paris Motor Show.
2015-07-10T11:28:24+01:00By Robert Forrest
Oct 8, 2004 - After the second press day of the Paris Motor Show, designers made their way to Le Cab nightclub for the announcement of InteriorMotives Student Design Awards 2004 winners. Over 500 atttendees included leading automotive designers, design managers and top executives from automakers, independent designers and design ...
2015-07-09T15:46:36+01:00By Sam Livingstone
The Renault Ellypse was one of the most interesting concept cars to be shown at the 2002 Paris Motor Show.
2015-07-09T15:42:49+01:00By Sam Livingstone
Oct 20, 2004 – Car design, as everything, is relative. How we read a car's design is relative to the world that surrounds it - specifically other cars and in particular those of the same type, its siblings and predecessor. Seeing the new Ford Focus in the flesh at Paris ...
Oct 26, 2004 - "A building dedicated to automotive creativity" is how Robert Peugeot, head of Innovation and Quality, described the new PSA Design Centre during the official opening on October 7.
Nov 8, 2004 – Car design inevitably goes in set patterns: large, radical leaps tend to be followed up by small evolutionary steps, especially for those second-generation models of a previous all-new concept. One dominant theme of this year's Paris Motor Show was the very conservative redesigns of some of ...
2015-07-08T13:00:38+01:00By Sam Livingstone
BMW has a long, if sporadic, history of making roadster sports cars. It made the 328 for four years from 1936, two decades later it made the 507 for four years, and then three decades later it made the Z1 for four years until 1991.
2015-07-08T09:24:18+01:00By Sam Livingstone
Behind the design of every major mass market car lies a myriad of different factors that impacted upon how it came to be.
2015-07-07T16:25:12+01:00By Sam Livingstone
At the 1998 Paris Motor Show the two seater 2.5 metre long Smart City Coupe was launched.
2015-07-07T12:07:15+01:00By Sam Livingstone
Dec 13, 2004 – Nearly three years ago Mercedes presented the Vision R Grand Sports Tourer concept in Detroit which heralded a new direction for Mercedes production cars. The GST was a 'crossover' vehicle with the four wheel drive and muscular design identity of an SUV, the three rows of ...
Sep 23, 2003 - The winners of the Interior Motives: Student Design Awards 2003 were announced during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
2015-07-07T09:51:21+01:00By Sam Livingstone
One of the most influential European automotive designers of the 20th century, Flaminio Bertoni, the designer of the Citroën DS, is the subject of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London.
2015-07-07T09:47:30+01:00By Sam Livingstone
Every vehicle design development story is unique, but the development of the new Audi A8 is in many ways an archetypal example of a new vehicle design programme, touching on so many of the issues that impact on the vehicle design process.
2015-07-03T17:15:24+01:00By Tom Phillips
A look back at the big Citroën built to show off some pretty high-tech hydropneumatics
2015-07-01T13:51:39+01:00By Sam Livingstone
October 30, 2002 - This is the 7th generation European Honda Accord. It was announced in saloon form at the recent Paris Motor Show, the estate version more recently, and both variants will be available in Europe early next year.
September 9, 2002 - The Renault Ellypse showcases Renault's 'Touch Design', first seen on the Talisman concept.
Volkswagen has revealed the first details of its forthcoming compact MPV, the Touran.
Feb 26, 2002 - August 14, 2002 - General Motors has revealed a first look at Hy-wire, the first drivable vehicle that combines a hydrogen fuel cell with by-wire technology.
July 13, 2002 - Audi has released the first official photos of the new A8, which will have it's public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.
July 10, 2002 - Four months after its comeback at the Geneva Motor Show, the luxury car brand Maybach has presented it's new high-end automobile to the public in New York.
July 3, 2002 - BMW has revealed the first official pictures of the new BMW Z4 roadster, which will be shown to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show in September.
May 23, 2002 - Opel has released first details of the smaller brother to the seven-seater Zafira.
April 30, 2002 – Volkswagen has released first details of the Touareg, joining the Passat W8 and the Phaeton in the next phase of the company's luxury segment campaign.
2015-06-29T09:53:24+01:00By Giancarlo Perini
Apr 17, 2002 - The design prototype of Ferrari's fastest road car ever, the Ferrari FX will debut in Tokyo at 'Artedinamica: Ferrari and Maserati at the Contemporary Art Museum of Tokyo' on April 26th, and from April 27th to July 14th the exhibition will be open to the public.
2015-06-19T14:06:17+01:00By Giancarlo Perini
The international design community is eagerly waiting for the Frankfurt Motor Show where an ocean of new designs is expected to flood the huge halls hosting the largest and least human friendly motor show.
All the news we couldn't fit on the front page
27 March 2001 - Following the launch at the Paris Motor Show 2000 of the first Peugeot Design Contest on the internet, the winner has been presented with a cheque for 5,000 euros by Frédéric Saint-Geours, Managing Director of Automobiles Peugeot, at the Geneva Motor Show 2001.
The new-generation Primera Sedan and Wagon were released recently in Japan.
Sep 30, 2000 - Peugeot has launched the first worldwide car design competition on the Internet. The manufacturer is entrusting its pencils and paintbrushes to the public, and inviting them to indulge their creativity and freedom of expression by imagining the concept which will define the Peugeot of 2020.
The Steppenwolf allroader concept was a surprise debut for the Paris show. It shows a bold development of the geometric themes seen already on the TT and A2, and the continually developing Audi 'face' expressed in the lamp and grille shapes.
Sep 26, 2000 - 'Transforming research into new standards', Johnson Controls designers at the JCI European Design Center near Cologne, Germany have developed a concept car whose interior meets these aspirations - meet Kion, the vision of tomorrow's integrated interior solution.
Sep 15, 2000 - The first all-new Nissan design concept this century, the Nissan Fusion concept car will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show.
Feb 25, 2001 - According to Nissan, the Chappo concept isn’t designed from the outside in, but rather from the inside out.
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