Category Archives: design and styling

Chichester Cathedral Roof Restoration Appeal

Portman’s numerous credits include Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, for which she won an Oscar in 1996, and her Academy Award nominated scores for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. In 2015, she received an Emmy for her work on HBO’s record-breaking TV movie Bessie, a biography of blues singer Bessie Smith. Continue reading

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Nissan opens The Box, a Latin America Design Studio

With the motto “Disruption through Fusion,” its mission is to merge and translate Latin American and Japanese cultures as it develops new Nissan projects targeting both Latin American and global markets. Continue reading

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Toyota AI Ventures Launches New $100M Fund

With Fund II, Toyota AI Ventures will expand its search for entrepreneurs to invest in as part of its mission to discover what’s next for Toyota. Toyota AI Ventures will also use Fund II to continue to strengthen its portfolio services. Continue reading

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Milestones: 10 years of the Porsche Panamera Sedan

No modest hype from what used to be a race car purveyor. IT was positioned as “Like no other car in the luxury car class, this model combines the performance one would expect from a sports car with the luxury and versatility of a touring saloon.” (Milestones – 500,000 Porsche Cayenne Made in Leipzig) Continue reading

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Wards 10 Best Interiors Announced at New York Auto Show 

“Utility vehicles represent the biggest growth in vehicle sales, and automakers aren’t launching as many coupes, sedans
and wagons as they have in the past, which makes it remarkable that half the
list this year is conventional cars,” says Wards Senior Content Director,
aka editor, Drew Winter. Continue reading

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Subaru Debuts Gen 6 Outback at New York Auto Show

With an optional tablet-style 11.6-inch
Starlink Multimedia system with integrated center information display,
DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation and new XT models with 260 horsepower, the
2020 Outback has more technology, safety and performance than before.
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Kia HabaNiro Concept Debuts in Manhattan

However,  it’s still a concept. Kia claims this is no fanciful supercar that will likely never be built, but a look into the future of mobility where automobiles allegedly will seamlessly integrate design, capability, usefulness and creativity. Continue reading

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Nissan Moves China Design Center to Shanghai

Nissan Design China, previously based in Beijing, will continue creating products for global customers including those in China, and presumably (pay no attention Trump) Japan, the Americas and Africa and Europe.   Continue reading

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Final Gen 7 Corvette Auction to Benefit Foundation

The announcement, along with the laughable confirmation of the Next Generation Corvette’s development, was made last night by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who was honored at the foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York. Continue reading

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Mopar Debuts Six Concepts for Moab Easter Jeep Safari

“Customization is one of the highest priorities for Jeep brand enthusiasts. This is why we have proactively developed a portfolio of more than 200 exclusive parts and accessories for the all-new Jeep Gladiator,” said Steve Beahm. Continue reading

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BMW Group Design: Kaban at Rolls-Royce, Dukec at BMW

 “The realignment of BMW Group Design is a signal of our future orientation. The new structure will ensure more efficiency, speed and agility in our design process,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design, on Friday in Munich. It will be years before shareholders can see the results. Continue reading

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Ford Introduces Black Appearance Package for Ranger 

The new Black Appearance Package gives Ranger customers another option – $1,995 (excludes taxes, of course) – and can be ordered at dealers now, with deliveries targeted to begin in early summer. Continue reading

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Porsche Dealerships Adopt New Corporate Architecture

It seems that every time Porsche executives get bored they go shopping for a new, and decidedly more expensive look. The first Porsche Experience Center opened on the factory grounds in Leipzig in 2002. It was followed by Silverstone (UK, 2008), Atlanta (USA, 2015), Le Mans (France, 2015), and Los Angeles (USA, 2016). A new center in Shanghai (China) was added in April 2018. (View AutoInformed on Porsche Opens Experience Center in Los Angeles) Continue reading

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Grabber Lime 2020 Ford Mustang

“It’s lime green on steroids,” said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. “This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy.” Continue reading

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Custom Coachwork Beetles at Amelia Island Concours

“While everyone knows the humble Beetle, it’s less well-known that the Beetle platform was used by a number of coach-builders in Europe to produce the amazing, unique vehicles on show this weekend,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design. Continue reading

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