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Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off

The new-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler has now been revealed inside and out, but many will have trouble picking the difference between the old and new models...

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Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo
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Interview: GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo

To celebrate the history of Holden's local manufacturing, Motorclassica in Melbourne displayed a vast collection of production and concept cars, along with the 2018 Commodore. GM Australia Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo made an appearance, talking to enthusiasts while standing beside his most famous design, the Efijy...


Interview: On the road with Richard Ferlazzo, Holden design boss
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Interview: On the road with Richard Ferlazzo, Holden design boss

As Holden winds down its Australian manufacturing operations, we take a ride with the company's design chief to see just what he - and the entire local operation - will be doing with themselves now that everything's imported...


New Lexus styling is 'deep simplicity', but no cookie-cutter
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New Lexus styling is 'deep simplicity', but no cookie-cutter

Speaking at the international launch of the fifth-generation Lexus LS sedan, Koichi Suga, the car's chief designer, laid out the design philosophy that will be seen on the next crop of vehicles from Toyota's luxury marque. In addition to being in charge of the LS's exterior design, Suga oversees the chief designers working on upcoming Lexus vehicles...


Rolls-Royce looks to coachbuilt future
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Rolls-Royce looks to coachbuilt future

Luxury car buyers value exclusivity higher than almost anything else, with Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös confirming the company is looking to build both low-run coachbuilt specials, but also to dramatically expand the extent to which its cars can be customized by the factory...


Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design
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Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design

Polish car modification company Carlex mightn't be a household name in Australia, but the Toyota HiLux certainly is - and what you see here is the culmination of the two. The Toyota HiLux Hilly from Carlex's Pickup Design workshop apparently showcases what happens when a bunch of car-mad modders get their hands on a tough dual-cab ute and let their imaginations run wild...


Pierre Leclerq joins Kia as head of styling
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Pierre Leclerq joins Kia as head of styling

Kia has expanded its design team under supremo Peter Schreyer, announcing Pierre Leclercq as its new Head of Styling. Confirmed in September, Leclerq's appointment follows a four-year stint with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors and a lengthy tour with BMW. The Belgian-born designer was most recently in the spotlight for his work with Haval, revealing the HB-02 and HR-02 concepts in 2016 and the HB-03 earlier this year...


Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show
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Honda Sports EV concept previewed: Retro coupe bound for Tokyo show

Reaction to the old-school Civic-inspired Urban EV concept is only just now starting to die down, and already Honda is preparing to roll out another take: the Sports EV concept. For now, Honda has revealed only a tightly cropped sketch of what we can expect, but it is clear the company is developing a bit of a theme when it comes to electric vehicle tech packed into retro-styled concepts...


Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration
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Aston Martin Valkyrie only the start of Red Bull Racing collaboration

Amidst an announcement about its Formula One partnership future with Red Bull Racing, Aston Martin has confirmed that, once it officially launches next year, its V12 hybrid-assisted Valkyrie hypercar will only be the first product to come out of the 'innovation partnership' between the heavy-hitting pair...


Mini design ‘needs to progress’, no larger models planned
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Mini design ‘needs to progress’, no larger models planned

Mini says that it has stepped out of the ‘retro’ design philosophy and is embarking on a new era of design that will see the brand progress with a new distinct flavour that still maintains the core DNA of the brand’s iconic styling...


BMW to further differentiate model designs
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BMW to further differentiate model designs

BMW says its future models will see a more distinct design language that should see bigger visual differences between most models, whilst also taking the next step in the brand’s overall design evolution. Speaking to the Australian motoring media at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, the company’s vice president of BMW group design, Adrian van Hooydonk, said it is now time to take the brand’s design to a new level...


BMW: Autonomous cars to greatly influence car design
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BMW: Autonomous cars to greatly influence car design

BMW’s head of design says the onslaught of autonomous vehicles and their expected reduction in accidents will have a radical change on car design, with manufacturers able to introduce smaller cars that will not require today’s passive safety requirements...


Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept
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Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...


2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol
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2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado revealed: Here in November without V6 petrol

The newly-updated 2018 Toyota Landcruiser Prado has been revealed at this week's Frankfurt motor show, with the Japanese carmaker putting an increased focus on safety for buyers of the rugged off-roader. Outside, a refreshed exterior is highlighted by a revised – and decently chrome-heavy – grille, restyled headlights, re-profiled fenders, and a potentially polarising new bonnet, which Toyota says has been sculpted “to enhance downward visibility”...


Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future
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Designer reimagines BMW's Isetta as the cute bubble car of the future

The BMW Isetta of the 1950s is one of the quirkiest models to come from the Bavarian manufacturer in its 100-year history, and now one independent designer has reimagined the original 'bubble car' for the 21st century. Created by Justin Hyunjung Cho as a ride-sharing solution of the future, the modern-day Isetta mixes the super-compact concept of the original with various design elements of modern BMW models and autonomous driving technology...


Evolution of the BMW M5
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Evolution of the BMW M5

Although the all-new BMW M5 has just officially broken cover, the model isn't one new to the limelight, the Bavarian super sedan able to trace its history all the way back to 1984. So, with the latest – and some might say greatest – version due to launch globally in early 2018, we thought it a perfect time to look back and see just how one of the world's favourite executive muscle cars has evolved over the last 33 years...


2018 BMW M5 leaked
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2018 BMW M5 leaked

The all-new F90 generation 2018 BMW M5 has been leaked in a video post by a Chinese website. The leaked video - more an assembled slideshow of images with some drum and bass in the background - shows the final design of the halo performance sedan from BMW, including interior, infotainment, exterior and detail images of the car...


Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022
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Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022

The dream is set to come true for hippies and fans alike - the Volkswagen Microbus is going to return, for real, in 2022. The German company announced that the all-new model will be shaped on the I.D. Buzz concept electric van, which debuted earlier in 2017 at the Detroit motor show...


Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed
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Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet revealed

Mercedes-Maybach, the extra-luxurious marque of Mercedes-Benz, has revealed a follow-up this weekend to its bold and mighty Vision 6 concept. The new concept, imaginatively named Vision 6 Cabriolet, was revealed at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a year since the hardtop debuted at the same location...


Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless vehicles
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Ford patents removable steering wheel for driverless vehicles

Ford has revealed patent drawings envisioning an autonomous-capable vehicle with removable driver controls - such as the steering wheel, instruments and pedals. The images allow for safety equipment like airbags to operate with or without the driver's controls in place, using sensors to detect whether these components are installed - therefore firing the appropriate airbags in either the steering wheel or dashboard...