Automotive Design

Interview with Datsun executive design director Kei Kyu
29 May 2018

Interview with Datsun executive design director Kei Kyu

An official interview with executive design director of Datsun Kei Kyu, who explains how he began his career and his main sources of inspiration.
BMW Group opens R
22 May 2018

BMW Group opens R&D Center in Beijing

BMW China has announced the opening of a new R&D Center with a total area of 70,000 square meters.
GM uses generative design for vehicle lightweighting
15 May 2018

GM uses generative design for vehicle lightweighting

General Motors is exploring the use of software based on generative design and AI-driven algorithms to optimize shape and weight of automotive structural components.
Aston Martin appoints Tobias Sühlmann as new chief exterior designer
15 May 2018

Aston Martin appoints Tobias Sühlmann as new chief exterior designer

Aston Martin has confirmed the appointment of Tobias Sühlmann - formerly at Bugatti - as new chief exterior designer.
New Ford Focus: Design Gallery
11 May 2018

New Ford Focus: Design Gallery

A selection of design sketches and studio photos of the all-new Ford Focus, the C-segment model developed for the European market, showcasing a simplified, less cluttered design, and offered in five-door hatchback, estate and four-door body styles.
Lagonda electric SUV confirmed for 2021
10 May 2018

Lagonda electric SUV confirmed for 2021

Lagonda has confirmed plans for its first model - a fully-electric SUV that will be revealed in 2021 and will be based on the recent Vision Concept.
Aston Martin and Triton announce Project Neptune design completion
4 May 2018

Aston Martin and Triton announce Project Neptune design completion

Aston Martin and Triton Submarines have revealed the final look and specifications of the Project Neptune, the upcoming limited-edition luxury submersible, expected to be launched later this year.
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28 Apr 2018

Q&A with MINI Head of Colour and Trim Design Kerstin Schmeding

An official interview with Kerstin Schmeding, Head of Colour and Trim Design at MINI since September 2017. She explains how far the reach of color and material design extends, what we can expect in the future and what we can learn from nature.
Škoda design students develop Karoq Cabriolet Concept
28 Apr 2018

Škoda design students develop Karoq Cabriolet Concept

20 students of the Škoda Vocational School are designing, developing and building a a convertible version of the Škoda Karoq SUV.
Laurens van den Acker on Renault
23 Apr 2018

Laurens van den Acker on Renault’s design strategy (video)

At a recent TEDx conference Renault Director of Design Laurens van den Acker has presented and explained Renault's design philosophy and strategy, based on the the human life cycle.
New EV luxury brand Automobili Pininfarina announces 2020 hypercar
18 Apr 2018

New EV luxury brand Automobili Pininfarina announces 2020 hypercar

Launched by Mahindra, Automobili Pininfarina will focus on the production of exclusive, sustainable luxury cars, and will present an electric hypercar in 2020
SAIC launches Design Challenge 2018 for Europe
11 Apr 2018

SAIC launches Design Challenge 2018 for Europe

The 2018 SAIC Design Challenge European Region, open to design students, asks participants to create a futuristic MG EV flagship for the year 2025.
Design Sculpture previews McLaren BP23
5 Apr 2018

Design Sculpture previews McLaren BP23’s 3-seat interior

The Speed Form sculpture was hand built in 106 units, one for each buyer of the upcoming Hyper-GT.
PROCEED
3 Apr 2018

PROCEED’URE: the design of the Kia Proceed (video)

A short documentary shot by a French student multimedia group that gives some insights on the development and design of the Kia Proceed Concept.
Italdesign wins design contest for Vietnamese Vinfast new city cars
29 Mar 2018

Italdesign wins design contest for Vietnamese Vinfast new city cars

Italdesign’s styling proposals for Vietnamese Vinfast’s upcoming city cars have been selected as the winners in an online design contest.
Mazda Vision Coupe named Concept Car of the Year
8 Mar 2018

Mazda Vision Coupe named Concept Car of the Year

The Mazda Vision Coupe has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th-annual Car Design Night Geneva held on 6 March during Geneva Motor Show.
Pininfarina Museum: a Virtual Tour
7 Mar 2018

Pininfarina Museum: a Virtual Tour

Visitors to the Pininfarina headquarters in Cambiano are always greeted with a very particular treat: a tour of the small yet exclusive Museum, which features a selection of legendary cars created by the studio during its history. Here is a small...
Geneva 2018: Photo Gallery
6 Mar 2018

Geneva 2018: Photo Gallery

Our selection of photos from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. (Live Updates in progress...)

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