In Sweden 2005 has been proclaimed Design Year. As part of this campaign, last may Volvo Cars hosted a design seminar, "The Inside Story", in Barcelona. The official releases include some interesting design articles.
The italian website VirtualCar presented a very interesting report of a visit made to "Galleria Ferrari", a beautiful museum in Maranello (Modena, Italy). The report is in italian, and contains many nice images.
3 August 2005 - Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler have unveiled the first sketch for one of the two designs that will debut at the Frankfurt International Auto Show.
The Supervisory Board and the Board of Management of Porsche AG gave their go-ahead for the development and production of a further Porsche model series, scheduled to enter the market in 2009.
David James CBE, the corporate doctor who saved the Millennium Dome, has put together a British backed bid to save MG Rover from falling into Chinese ownership.
Thanks to Computer Graphics and to his talent, the german artist Andr?© Schaefer brings some unique creations to life: his images are not just fake photos, but realistic expressions of dream cars that unfortunately will never leave his virtual...
Kia Motors has announced a state-of-the-art design centre will be created at its new European headquarters currently under construction in the centre of Frankfurt, Germany.
The next Audi TT will show crisp edges and some styling cues borrowed from the Nuvolari and the Le Mans Quattro Concepts. It will be presented in the next months.
The new Fiat Stilo, which will replace the current model within 2006, will be produced in partnership with the Austrian contractor Magna Steyr, that will engineer the design of some parts.
Recently many web sites and auto blogs have reported rumors and anticipations about the design of the forthcoming Alfa 149 that will replace the 147 model in 2007.
Mitsubishi Motors North America announced its E-boost concept vehicle was awarded the 2005 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Gold Award in the category of Design Explorations.
A new image for the next Honda NSX generation was unveiled by the Japanese magazine Auto Gallery Net.
11 APRIL 2005 - Volvo is introducing a new interior design and feel for its showrooms to reflect its Swedish style. Introducing the new-look to all Volvo dealers around the world is a global task expected to take up to four years.
7 October 2004 - Twenty-seven months after laying the cornerstone, PSA Peugeot Citroën today unveiled its new design centre, named Automotive Design Network, ADN. The Centre will serve as a "genetic nursery" for the Peugeot and Citroën marques.
14 December 2004 - When the organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show invited car designers based in the area to conceptualise ‚Äòthe ultimate LA machine‚Äô as part of the show‚Äôs Design Los Angeles theme, a dazzling array of...
Battista "Pinin" Farina was honored at the Automotive Hall of Fame on the occasion of a ceremony which took place Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dearborn, Michigan. Sergio Pininfarina accepted the induction on behalf of his Father.
Twenty-seven months after laying the cornerstone, PSA Peugeot Citroën today unveiled its new design centre, named Automotive Design Network, ADN*. The Centre will serve as a “genetic nursery” for the Peugeot and Citroën marques.
The new Fiat Panda has been awarded the ADI "Compasso d'Oro" (Golden Compass) award, Europe's premier design accolade. The car was voted by a panel of seven experts in the nine categories of the award.
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