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Renault has revealed its latest concept, the Eolab, ahead of its official debut at...

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  • Renault has revealed its latest concept, the Eolab, ahead of its official debut at the Paris motor show next month. The ultra-high efficiency hybrid vehicle has been designed to consume just two liters of fuel per 100km, returning a fuel economy figure of 118mpg and emitting just 22g/km of CO2. Named after Aeolous, the Greek […]

  • Post-war America will largely be remembered for its lavish excesses. A period of economic boom that saw the advent of suburban sprawl, ornate architecture and wonderfully decorative vehicles roll off the Detroit assembly lines. Many of the designers responsible for the creation of these incredible rolling works of art are sadly no longer with us, […]

  • In this technological age 3D printing is big business, and it’s only set to get bigger. Illustrating this point and the ability to print pretty much anything given the right equipment, crowd-sourcing company Local Motors has released a time-lapse video of the winning design from its 3D Printed Car Competition being built at the International […]

  • Inspired by a growing innovative spirit in urban areas, Toyota has created the Urban Utility — aka U2 — concept, a vehicle specifically designed to cater to the lifestyle and needs of an entrepreneurial, urban driver. It will be unveiled at the World Maker Faire in New York City on September 20th. Developed by Toyota’s […]

  • As part of the School of Design’s five programs, the Pforzheim University Transportation Design course is consistently ranked as one of the best in the world. This was illustrated by the eight Master’s program graduates at the recent summer degree show. Below is a brief overview of their projects. Bentley Extreme Roadster concept Jong Hun […]

  • Driven: BMW i8

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    Driven: BMW i8

    There has been quite a prelude to this day. The i8 is BMW’s first plug-in hybrid performance car and expectations are running high. The initial Vision EfficientDynamics study caused such a visceral reaction when revealed almost five years ago. The design was fresh; it challenged the conventional vernacular and introduced non-automotive materials and applications. With […]

  • The Passat is Volkswagen’s bestselling model after the Golf, and its been a successful product for the brand for over 40 years — VW Group design chief Walter de’Silva even bought an early model when he was living in Turin. But with today’s company car buyers flocking to more premium products from Audi, BMW and […]

  • Driven: Toyota Aygo

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    Driven: Toyota Aygo

    Toyota has built a reputation for reliability, creating dependable products that users could rely upon to get from point A to point B economically. Their designs were made to appeal to everyone, not just a small percentage of buyers. Such was the case with the first generation Aygo, which went on sale nine years ago. […]

  • This year marked the 21st year of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, a three-day outdoor celebration of all things automotive. For 2014, the featured marques included 120 years of Mercedes-Benz in motorsport and the centennial of Maserati, but also included an array of activities for anyone, young or old, with a passion for automotive racing […]

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  • Riding motorcycles on public roads has never been the safest thing to do. While many accidents occur not due to rider error but because of other road users, riders also want the convenience features afforded to cars and could...

  • The changing automotive landscape has seen many automakers look to other avenues to expand their business. Anticipating this increasing trend, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was arguably the pioneer when he branched out of the automotive space and founded Porsche Design...

  • We’ve seen boats take on design elements previously reserved for automotive application before. The Frauscher 858 Fantom designed by Kiska is one recent example. Now, Italian company Revolver Boats has announced the launch its flagship high-performance vessel, the 44GT,...

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