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Zagato’s collaboration with Maserati stretches all the way back to the 1930s, when the...

Since reviving the prestigious Villa d’Este event on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como,...

Less well known than many of the famous Italian automotive designers, Franco Scaglione was...

Masaki Kobayashi is passionate about the all-new HR-V. As the lead designer for the...

General Motors (GM) is poised to invest $1 billion in its Warren Technical Center...

  • Since reviving the prestigious Villa d’Este event on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como, BMW has historically used the venue to showcase its newest concepts. Some — such as the Mini Vision Superleggera concept by Touring, the 7 Series-based Gran Coupe by Pininfarina and the BMW Zagato Coupe — have been developed in collaboration with […]

  • Airline travel is now commonplace for many people in First World nations. And while most of us travel in economy class and on budget airlines, the number of people who turn left upon entering the cabin has grown in recent times. That’s just the demographic Mercedes-Benz Style — the industrial design arm of Daimler AG […]

  • The chance to listen to Patrick le Quément speak very informally about his time as Director of Design at Renault was a great reminder of just how brave the previously conservative and state-owned company became following his appointment. Le Quément inherited the Renault 19 and 21 models as well as the aging Renault 5, production […]

  • This is the AM37, a small yet powerful luxury yacht envisaged by the Aston Martin design team, and created in collaboration with naval architect Mulder Design and Dutch firm Quintessence Yachts. It marks the first product to form a family of yachts by this dynamic trio. “As a designer there are many things I would […]

  • Students enrolled in the Royal College of Art MA Vehicle Design program have once again set up a blog showcasing some of the thesis projects that will be on display at the forthcoming graduation show in June 2015. Called the ‘Vehicle Design Lab‘, the Tumblr blog offers an insight into the projects being developed by […]

  • The creative world congregates in Milan annually for Salone del Mobile. The coveted design fair has grown widely in the last few years to expand from its hub at the main fairground in Rho, taking over pockets of edgier urban areas. It is increasingly in these hidden enclaves that you are likely to come across […]

  • It was pretty clear last week that there were some great truck designs in the past, but are we now in a time when no company is brave enough to take chances in design terms? There are certainly many more challenges with ‘type approval’, certification, homologation and new laws and regulations, but I do think […]

  • The Lincoln Continental concept was unveiled at an event in New York this week, just prior to making its debut at the 2015 auto show. It’s an important step for Ford’s luxury car brand as it struggles to regain lost market share and recapture the glamour of its past – before luxury car buyers began […]

  • Created at Nissan’s design studio in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan, the Sway hatchback concept shows Nissan’s design language as applied to a compact B-segment vehicle. And it’s a very successful interpretation. “Currently we’ve established a very strong design direction in the crossover segment, like the Juke, new Qashqai and the new X-Trail,” says Mamoru […]

  • Great lines, great colors and great marques in disarray? There were interesting opportunities to see some great colors and some fascinating contrast whilst looking at the same cars in different colors at the Geneva show. However, one of the most interesting cars that needed close examination and an understanding of why it looked as it […]

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    “Cars are not a suit of clothes; cars are an avatar. Cars are an expansion of yourself: they take your thoughts, your ideas, your emotions, and they multiply it.”

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  • Fiat Design Director Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the new Quattroporte

    “Its style was born out of the guiding design principles of Maserati: harmony of shapes, dynamism of lines and Italian elegance.”

    Fiat Design Director Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the new Quattroporte
  • Design chief Ian Callum on why JLR needs design centers in US and China

    “We will never design a car around another culture, but we will certainly build into that vehicle certain national tastes for that market.”

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    “When you are a young designer of course, you think everything is wrong and should be different… You want to conquer the world and with great ideas. But over the time you have to really understand what Golf is.”

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  • Airline travel is now commonplace for many people in First World nations. And while most of us travel in economy class and on budget airlines, the number of people who turn left upon entering the cabin has grown in...

  • It’s easy to become smitten with the exterior design of a car and overlook the rubber it’s sitting on. Of course wheels have long been a prime aspect to help the aesthetic of a vehicle in profile, but what...

  • Chris Bangle, through his consultancy Chris Bangle Associates (CBA), has worked on a range of diverse projects with a number of companies since leaving his role as design director for the BMW Group in 2009. While CBA’s client list...

  • This is the AM37, a small yet powerful luxury yacht envisaged by the Aston Martin design team, and created in collaboration with naval architect Mulder Design and Dutch firm Quintessence Yachts. It marks the first product to form a...

  • A full collection of one-off and hand painted Jaguar hoods will be presented for the first time at an exhibition this spring. The collection was created and hand painted by designer Cesar Pieri, who decided to express his love...

  • The creative world congregates in Milan annually for Salone del Mobile. The coveted design fair has grown widely in the last few years to expand from its hub at the main fairground in Rho, taking over pockets of edgier...

  • At this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting, IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-AMG marked ten years of their partnership by presenting an innovative new watch and a spectacular race. The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer showcased the new ‘AMG GT’ edition of the...

  • Honda unveiled the Bulldog concept at the 2015 Osaka Motorcycle Show today. Billed a ‘playful, next-era concept model’, the new 400cc motorcycle pulls together the design cues of the Ruckus (aka Zoomer) with the functional on/off road attributes of...

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