Category Archives: design and styling

General Motors eBike – You to Name It

“We blended electrification engineering know-how, design talents and automotive-grade testing with great minds from the bike industry to create our eBikes. Now we want to expand our thinking beyond the company walls and hear from people who like to move and have rad ideas.” Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce Debuts Spirit of Ecstasy Fabergé Egg

Now, to cash in on the exclusivity, a new Fabergé Egg has been created. Two of the world’s houses of luxury have joined forces to create “one unique objet d’art, for one discerning patron.” Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Fabergé have announced the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg. Continue reading

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Slow News – Chevrolet SEMA Show Car Has New Exterior Color

Along with Shock, 2019 Camaro colors also includes new Crush, Riverside Blue Metallic, Shadow Grey Metallic and Satin Steel Grey Metallic. Continue reading

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50 Years of Jaguar XJ at Paris Motor Show

“The Jaguar XJ story is one of design, desirability and performance and over the past 50 years it has become a true giant in the automotive world” Continue reading

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Mercedes AMG ONE Debuts at Paris Motor Show

The German luxury vehicle maker gushingly claims that the Mercedes-AMG ONE will be the pinnacle of the model portfolio and the absolute top-of-the-line model – ergo the One. (Translation: not as expensive as an F1 car, but way up there in the automotive pricing ionosphere. With intensive testing having been ongoing for months in England on high-performance test stands and race tracks, Mercedes-AMG now has the latest development of active aerodynamics. Continue reading

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Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht Revealed

Now, Lexus returns to the water with its next expression of a Lexus yacht in the form of the LY 650. Said to be the most contemporary expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse, applied beyond the world of automobiles, the production LY 650 picks up where a Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off This one floats… Continue reading

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Harley-Davidson, Tuscany Motor Tease Concept Pickup

Co-designed by Tuscany and the Harley-Davidson styling team, the Harley-Davidson concept truck (www.HarleyTruck.com) takes cues from the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle. Continue reading

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More EQ Silliness from Mercedes-Benz

Using a thread bare marketing technique, borrowed interest, the role model for the EQ Silver Arrow is the W 125 twelve-cylinder, record-breaking car built by Mercedes-Benz in 1937 as a Grand Prix racing car. Continue reading

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New Genesis G70 Luxury Sport Sedan Makes Concours Debut

The all-electric, high-performance Genesis Essentia Concept made its world debut at the 2018 New York International Auto Show to mixed reviews among the press I talked with there. Continue reading

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Ford to Unveil New Model During Woodward Dream Cruise Tomorrow. Mustang NASCAR Cup Edition Coming?

This remains ‘Merican pavement pulverizing territory. The burnt rubber on Woodward avenue in the run up to the Dream Cruise with the prelude of Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge at the MI Concourse just off Woodward in Pontiac are just the latest examples. With American passenger cars now an endangered species, the pony cars thrive. I’ll wager the Mustang is the last passenger car assembled by FMC after the crossover tidal wave finishes washing though the auto industry and it wrestles with connect and self-driving vehicles. Continue reading

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JMC, Ford Develop Territory in China

Territory was developed and tested at Ford in Nanjing, China and Melbourne, Australia. The all-new SUV will be manufactured at JMC’s Xiao Lan plant. No word yet on possible export plans to North America, which is currently embroiled in Trump’s trade wars, although Ford acknowledges it has another small crossover coming there. From where is not confirmed. Continue reading

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Milestones – Production of 10 Millionth Mustang

The 10 millionth Ford Mustang is a, 460 horsepower 2019 Wimbledon White GT V8 six-speed manual convertible equipped with the latest driver assist technology and built at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan where Mazda once built cars. Continue reading

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2019 Lexus ES 350 in Production at Georgetown Kentucky

Workers at the company’s U.S. facility spent more than 150,000 hours training to build the ES model that delivers Lexus claims of a “fundamentally higher level of performance than its predecessors.” That includes sensory training that teaches assemblers, for instance, to feel for an abnormality as minute as a thread of hair. Continue reading

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Another Mid-Size Crossover – 2019 Mazda CX-9

The global crossover phenom continues with the second-generation Mazda CX-9 mid-size three-row crossover ($33000 to +$46,000), available in both front-drive and all-wheel-drive formats. Mazda is the largest automaker threatened by Trump Tariff tantrums since Mazda no longer makes anything in the U.S. Continue reading

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Italdesign Nissan GT-R50 Debuts at Goodwood

The vehicle commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R, in 2019, and Italdesign, in 2018. Odds on it will be built and be very expensive. Continue reading

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