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2011 Land Rover DC100 concept

New Land Rover Defender won’t have retro design

There’s probably no greater challenge for a designer than redesigning an icon. And they don’t get more iconic than the Land Rover Defender, a vehicle whose design hasn’t changed much in close to seven decades. Land Rover was forced to end production of the Defender last year, with... read more

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Pierre Leclercq

Kia hires ex-BMW designer Pierre Leclercq as new design boss

Hyundai Motor Group is boosting its arsenal of top designers by adding Belgian Pierre Leclercq to its ranks. Leclercq will fill the new role of Head of Styling for Kia, where... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
Screenshot from 2019 Porsche Cayenne design video

Porsche provides insights on design of the 2019 Cayenne

One could be forgiven for thinking Porsche just hit copy on the company’s Xerox machine when designing the latest Cayenne, but there’s actually a lot of subtlety... read more September 11, 2017 by


 
Zagato IsoRivolta Vision Gran Turismo concept, 2017 Grand Basel

Zagato pays homage to the Iso Rivolta with Vision GT supercar concept

It’s been a while since we last laid eyes on a concept developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, a challenge put out by the makers of the “Gran... read more September 8, 2017 by


 
Ford self-leveling cupholder patent image

Ford patent shows self-leveling cupholder--no more spills

File this to Ford's growing list of obscure patents the American automaker has moved to protect over the past few years. It looks like Ford may be interested in ensuring... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
Mazda MX-5 Miata design proposals

Mazda MX-5 Miata design proposals reveal what could have been

Everyone's favorite example of slow car that begs to be driven fast almost looked a little different from the production Mazda MX-5 Miata on the road today. The brand itself... read more August 24, 2017 by


 
Gordon Murray design exhibition

Gordon Murray design exhibition to celebrate 50 years of iconic cars

Gordon Murray has been more than a landmark figure in the automotive industry: at times, he has simply defined how supercars are engineered and designed. Now, his career to... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

Production Aston Martin Valkyrie will be even wilder than concept

Jaws all over the world collectively dropped last summer with the reveal of a concept showcasing an early design for Aston Martin’s new Valkyrie hypercar being... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Godsil Divino

Before the Manhattan V16, Godsil planned a Ford GT40 successor with an X-16 engine

On Monday, we brought you the first images of the Manhattan V16, a luxurious grand tourer proposed by American startup Godsil Motorcars. But long before Godsil founder and... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
Arcfox-7 concept, 2016 Beijing auto show

Walter de Silva to design cars for Chinese EV startup Arcfox

Former Volkswagen Group design boss Walter de Silva has come out of retirement to join German engineering consultancy EDAG, and his first task will be to design a fleet of... read more June 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Drive for Design finalist by Davis Kunselman

Dodge announces winners of its 2017 Drive for Design contest

All of that nonsense doodling in math class has paid off for three lucky students. Dodge has announced the three winners of its 2017 Drive for Design contest, the... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Honda Accord concept sketch

5 things to expect from the 2018 Honda Accord

Big talks about the 2018 Honda Accord are happening right now in the Marysville, Ohio, auto plant where it will be built later this year. Real big. Right now. The perennial... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
BMW 8-Series concept, 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

A closer look at the BMW 8-Series concept

BMW stunned audiences at this past weekend’s 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy with the unveiling of the 8-Series concept. The sultry coupe... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Oliver Heilmer

Oliver Heilmer named Mini design boss

The BMW Group confirmed on Thursday that Oliver Heilmer will take over as the new design boss at Mini. Mini's last design boss, Anders Warming, left the brand last summer to... read more June 1, 2017 by


 
Rob Melville

Rob Melville replaces Frank Stephenson as McLaren design boss

McLaren has announced that Rob Melville will serve as Design Director at its road car division. Melville replaces Frank Stephenson who is stepping down on his own accord. The... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Abarth badge on Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat hand paints every racing stripe on the Abarth 124

Fiat hasn't seen paramount success since returning to the United States in 2011, but it does arguably offer some pretty nice, affordable cars. In a world full of angry-eyed... read more May 25, 2017 by


 
 

 
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