Allan Macdonald, founder and editor of DesigneTechniques.com, has reviewed some of the most popular car design books, from his personal collection.
Two years after the inauguration of its Automotive Design Network Centre in 2004, PSA Group has decided to establish two competing teams of stylists for each of its Peugeot and Citroën marques.
Pininfarina has announced that Ken Okuyama will no longer be its Director of Design, position that he has held since July 2005.
An official article by Mercedes-Benz that describes how innovative solutions featured on concept vehicles were successfully adopted on production cars during the last 15 years.
Before the launch of the Lancia Delta HPE Concept, many different media had published preview images of the prototype. We report a short gallery of some interesting and original "proposals".
During the German beach volleyball championships in Timmendorf, Smart has unveiled a sand sculpture that shows the design language of the new Fortwo model, which will be presented this autumn. The author is Pavel Zasanyok, a sand sculpture world...
Citroen has unveiled an exclusive garage designed by London-based Neutral architecture studio for the C6 model. The transparent concrete construction features coloured LCD layers allowing for opacity to be changed by the car owner.
Gordon Murray has been appointed director of advanced concepts at Caparo Vehicle Products. By applying his conceptual and production design skills, Caparo aims at developing advanced lightweight composites technologies for the automotive industry.
Land Rover has announced that its Design Director, Geoff Upex, is to retire from the company at the end of 2006 after 23 years service. He will be succeeded by Gerry McGovern, currently Advanced Design Director at Land Rover.
ICEM, leading company in surface modeling and design visualization software, has announced that Ford Motor Company has made a significant purchase of ICEM Shape Design (ISD) software as part of its global C3P NG strategy.
The Nissan Sport Concept and Infiniti Kuraza concept vehicles will be featured in the science fiction animated movie "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society" produced by Production I.G, a major Japanese animation studio. The...
The "New Strada" is a project started by an Italian Engineering group in partnership with AADA (African Automotive Design Association). The mission is to build a modern riedition of the 60's Bizzarrini Strada GT 5300 supercar. We report some...
For the first time, Ford is creating the preview brochures of its latest European models using digital renderings instead of conventional photographs. The realistic images are obtained using 3D models taken from the product design process.
According to some recent rumors BMW could bring to production a new open sportscar - possibly named Z6 - to compete against the Mercedes-Benz SL. The design could be based on the California Spyder Concept presented at the 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show.
VW has released a design sketch of the Tiguan, the new compact SUV that will be launched in 2008. The name was chosen by 350,000 readers of AutoBild.
Peter Schreyer will be the next Design Director at Kia Motors. He has worked at Audi for more than 25 years, and created the original Audi TT.
Nissan has announced the launch of a new family of global cars. The Chinese variant, named Livina Geniss, will go on sale in 2006.
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