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BMW Group DesignworksUSA L.A. Subways, Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge

2014 L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge Looks Ahead To 2029

Every year, car designers open their minds for the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge and show off what they think the cars of the future will be like. While previous contests have asked designers to create everything from futuristic police cars to vehicles that exist in harmony with nature... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf family

VW To Unveil Next-Gen Golf In 2017?

Volkswagen’s all-new, seventh-generation Golf has just landed on these shores, but in other markets the car has been around since 2012. Now there’s talk of its... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
Nissan IDx NISMO (left) and IDx Freeflow concepts, 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

More Aggressive Look For Nissan’s IDx-Based Sports Car

Shortly after the unveiling of the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concept cars at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer said the concepts turned... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
BMW Deep Orange 4 Concept with Clemson University

Students Show Off BMW Deep Orange Pickup Concept

BMW has never built a production pickup truck, even if it's pulled the occasional April Fools prank with a pickup-bodied M3. But students from its U.S. design department and... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Are Changeable Interior Colors The Future Of Car Personalization?

Is your car interior boring you? Do you ever wish you could redecorate it, just like your living room? Johnson Controls is working on a high-tech version of that concept... read more August 11, 2014 by 


 
Fiat 500L Vans concept

Get Your Kicks With The Fiat 500L Vans Concept

The stereotypical surf wagon is a ratty old woody or Volkswagen bus, but Fiat's designers hope the 500L can take on that role as well. Unveiled at the Vans U.S. Open of... read more July 28, 2014 by 


 
Smart Morphing Surface, or Smorph. Image via MIT/Pedro Reis

Your Next Supercar Could Be Covered In Morphing Dimples

Golf balls and cars don’t often have more in common than whether there’s room for a couple of bags in the trunk. But that may soon change. A new technology from a... read more July 24, 2014 by 


 
Bertone logo

Stile Bertone Declared Bankrupt, Assets Go Up For Sale

Italy's Bertone, established in 1912 as a coachbuilder, has been hit hard by financial strife in the past decade, with the company forced to end its vehicle manufacturing... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo concept

Aston Martin's Vision Gran Turismo Concept Is The DP-100: Video

The latest automaker to reveal a striking concept for the Gran Turismo video game series' 15th anniversary celebration is none other than Aston Martin, which itself... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Dream Cars exhibit at the High Museum of Art

"Dream Cars" Exhibit Brings Classic Design To Atlanta

Ask someone on the street what their "dream car" is, and they'll probably name the latest model with a Prancing Horse badge or Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. However, for... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
Aleksy Marcinow's tattooed Gumpert Apollo on the 2014 Gumball Rally

Are Car Tattoos The Next Big Trend?

For some people, there's nothing better than seeing an inked guy or gal walking down the street. To them, the body is a canvas, ready to accept the work of a needle-wielding... read more June 11, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Prius (Image: FrontSeatDriver.co.uk)

Toyota Thinks Hover Cars Might Be A Thing

If you asked a guy in the 1960s what he thought we'd be driving today, he'd probably think about what he'd seen in a popular TV science-fiction show of the time and say "a... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Local Motors Strati 3D-printed car concept

Local Motors Announces Winner of 3D-Printed Car Design Contest

Crowd-sourced carmaker Local Motors recently announced the winner of its first "3D Printed Car Design Challenge". The contest—which attracted over 200... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Lincoln MKX concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

Designing The Lincoln MKX Concept: Video

Lincoln’s lineup of late hasn’t really set hearts racing, especially when it comes to the design of the cars, but that’s starting to change with the... read more May 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 300h

Lexus Aimed For Best-In-Class Dynamics When Designing The 2015 NX: Video

It's quite common for automakers to buy examples of competitors' vehicles for benchmarking when they're developing new cars. Only a foolish company would ignore when others... read more May 21, 2014 by 


 
Bentley Intelligent Details screencap

Bentley Designers Discuss 'Intelligent' Details: Video

With its massive grille and headlights, the Bentley Mulsanne is no shrinking violet, yet according to the men who led its design, what really sets this big Bentley apart from... read more May 20, 2014 by 


 
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