2021-05-27T16:18:00+01:00By James McLachlan
In the United States, the ICE versus EV debate became a battleground in an ongoing culture war. But as more and more combustion era icons go electric, can design help cut through the noise and usher in a new automotive culture?
2021-04-29T11:58:00+01:00By James McLachlan
From automation, EVs and new ideas of urbanism – the role of the car is under question when it comes to urban centres. Venture outside metropolitan areas and you will find a new suburbia designed and built with the car at its heart. Good news for any OEMs wedded to the status quo but a challenge for proponents of new ideas of mobility
2021-04-22T20:44:00+01:00By Mark Andrews
Shanghai proved a more relaxed affair than Beijing last year, PR nightmares for Tesla not withstanding, with European OEMs playing second fiddle to a slew of new launches by homegrown talent such as Arcfox, Nio and Xpeng
2021-02-15T16:03:00+00:00By Car Design News
The Hummer EV counters preconceived ideas of the nameplate thanks to its innovative design and technology, Car Design News partners with GMC to give you the lowdown
2021-01-13T15:25:00+00:00By Karl Smith
Stateside, the three-box sedan seems to be in retreat with VW withdrawing the Passat and Lincoln phasing out the Continental. Is it all over for this time-honoured format, or does its future simply lie elsewhere in the world?
2021-01-04T14:28:00+00:00By Car Design News
The editorial team at Car Design News highlights their favourite stories of the year: Lucid Motors, Jeep and Land Rover all make an appearance
2020-11-30T12:23:00+00:00By Car Design News
Hyundai’s design kingpin SangYup Lee on the Prophecy, Dieter Rams, and why he wants to create a car range that is like a chess set
2020-11-09T10:39:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison
OEMs are rushing to bring out more electric SUVs in a bid to meet emissions targets and protect margins. But they will require innovations in design and engineering to stay desirable and competitive in an increasingly crowded field
2020-10-06T09:54:00+01:00By Aidan Walsh
The star turns of the motor show, concept cars provoke, excite and inspire. But what happens to the special guests when the party is cancelled?
2020-08-11T08:59:00+01:00By Nick Holt
Mazda has developed paint coatings and application technology to fit with its vehicle design philosophy to both enhance the aesthetics and be environmentally sustainable
2020-07-22T13:03:00+01:00By Maxine Morland
Rebecca Heath, lead colour and materials designer at Envisage Group, explains how different approaches to sustainability could play a role in the car of the future
2020-04-17T22:57:00+01:00By Michael Gooderham
Looking back to when a Formula 1 team and a video game studio collaborated to design the ultimate racing car
2020-04-08T16:21:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Biometric technology is providing another layer to safety and infotainment, and is another challenge for car design
2020-04-08T16:19:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Designing the cabin to allow the driver to sit in the centre and the development of lighter, more sustainable seats
2020-04-08T15:37:00+01:00By Farah Alkhalisi
Car designers have been exploring different seating configurations in expectation of self-driving technology
2020-03-19T16:43:00+00:00By Matteo Licata
Over the last ten to fifteen years, a combination of more rigorous regulatory demands and increasing customer expectations conspired to create the finest superminis ever made. One look at cars like the Volkswagen Up or the latest Hyundai i10 is enough to realise that buyers of entry-level models never had it so good
2020-03-16T12:50:00+00:00By Aidan Walsh
What makes people fall in love with cars? Aidan Walsh argues that small details in design cement long-term love affairs with vehicles
2020-02-10T13:33:00+00:00By Aidan Walsh
Integrating screens in car interiors comes with a set of significant problems, from aesthetic decisions to considering the life-cycle of the vehicle. You could argue that how screens are handled within the instrument panel highlights many of the wider creative challenges of mobility design
2020-02-07T12:06:00+00:00By Guy Bird
Two years in at the top job, Car Design News chats to Simon Humphries, head of design for Toyota and Lexus
CnTFactory has teamed up with CDN and Interior Motives magazine to provide a quarterly report on the trends that every automotive designer should have in their moodboards
2020-01-28T11:51:00+00:00By Matteo Licata
Designer and writer Matteo Licata takes a brief look back at the history of Italian car design and asks if the same emotion can be replicated today
2020-01-17T06:00:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig
The new average fleet targets that came into force in Europe on January 1st 2020 are having big impacts on vehicle development and design, pushing OEMs to produce and sell more hybrids and EVs. But the rules are complex and varied by brands, volume and sales. Here we provide a summary of the key rules and terminology.
2020-01-16T16:45:00+00:00By Nick Hull
The interiors design team at Land Rover created a new look for the Defender interior with cunning storage solutions and rugged sophistication
2020-01-10T15:13:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison
Should automotive manufacturers fear or embrace this surprise announcement from the consumer technology giant?
2020-01-09T12:35:00+00:00By Aidan Walsh
Retro car designs have been appearing throughout the 21st century so far… but why are they so popular?
2020-01-09T06:00:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
The latest report by Automotive from Ultima Media examines the profits and outlook for the top 20 automotive parts suppliers and explores the strategies and solutions they should consider to avoid significant disruption in the 2020s, including the key role they will play in automotive design and R&D
2019-12-30T15:31:00+00:00By Nick Hull
Land Rover’s new Defender has taken enough elements of the old Defender to respect the heritage, while playfully updating and reinterpreting the brand identitiy for a modern context. CDN spoke to Massimo Frascella, Gerry McGovern and Andy Wheel about the exterior design. The full interior story will follow in a few weeks…
2019-12-06T12:57:00+00:00By Mark Andrews
Geely Design moved its main China facility into an anonymous looking site near Shanghai South Station in June. Studio chief Guy Burgoyne gave us a little tour
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