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Porsche explains Mission E Cross Turismo design – Video

Porsche split opinion with the Mission E Cross Turismo, unveiled earlier this year in Geneva. Following on from the stunning, slinky Mission E Concept, the high-riding electric car had big shoes to fill...

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Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models
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Genesis: Essentia concept shows direction for future models

The Genesis Essentia concept has paved the way for slinkier models in future, with a new styling team finally getting a chance to demonstrate its skills. Luc Donckerwolke, head of design at Hyundai, joined the Korean manufacturer at the end of 2015, right around the time Sasha Selipanov, head of design at Genesis, came on board...


Toyota talks Australian vehicle development, new HiLux editions
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Toyota talks Australian vehicle development, new HiLux editions

How much do you know about Toyota Motor Australia’s Product Planning and Development division in Port Melbourne? Apparently the answer for most of us is ‘not enough’. Which goes a long way to explaining why Australia’s dominant vehicle brand opened its doors a little wider than usual, and showed a number of media outlets around on the proviso it put stickers over our smartphone lenses...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 25,000 new parts – why does it look the same?
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: 25,000 new parts – why does it look the same?

No one would be surprised to learn the C-Class is easily the most successful model in the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup. In Australia alone last year, it moved around 8000 units – but with the latest version of C-Class arriving on local shores in August, that number could well be exceeded this year...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Key design points explained
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage: Key design points explained

Few would argue the design merits of the previous generation Aston Martin Vantage. Even today, 12 years on from launch, it turns heads for all the right reasons. Fast forward to 2018, and the all-new Vantage has little (if anything) in common with its predecessor...


McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’
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McLaren Senna designer: ‘I love the controversy it has caused’

McLaren’s head of design says he cherishes the controversy surrounding the Senna's styling, defending the function-over-form ethos driving the company's design. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show this week, Rob Melville, chief designer for McLaren, defended the Senna’s aggressive styling, arguing it’s a no-compromise car in search of 'ultimate road-legal track car' status...


Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer
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Electrification, luxury and design: Talking with Marek Reichman and Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer sits near the top of the list of industry executives journalists like to talk to. There's a refreshing honesty to the 54-year old Brit, a willingness to slice through the sort of circumspect phrases his underlings put into press kits and speak his mind. He managed it when working in the ultra-corporate world of Nissan, where he rose to be head of global product development...


Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction
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Hyundai HDC-1 concept previews 'Le Fil Rouge' styling direction

Hyundai's latest senior designer, Luc Donckerwolke, has stepped up this week in Geneva to make his mark with the Korean brand's future looks. Donckerwolke was poached from the Volkswagen group in 2016, where he led the styling operations for Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi. His mandate at Hyundai was initially to lead design for the Genesis division, reporting to group styling boss Peter Schreyer...


Poll: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class styling is a hit
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Poll: 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class styling is a hit

Well, this seems fairly conclusive: the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a hit, as far as its styling goes. With just over 1000 votes on the first of our new weekly Facebook polls, a whopping 78 per cent of respondents gave the new A-Class and its 'predator face' the thumbs-up...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 'Predator face' reserved for progressive models

Both the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLS have aggressive triangular headlamps and reversed grille shape, but this look will not spread throughout the brand's entire range of cars. Gorden Wagener, chief design officer of Mercedes-Benz, told Australian media, at the launch of the new A-Class, the vehicle's 'predator face' will be "dedicated to our most progressive cars"...


Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards
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Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards

The Mazda Vision Coupe and Alpine A110 have taken out awards at the Festival Automobile International awards in Paris, France overnight. Alpine's compact Porsche Cayman-hunter was voted Most Beautiful Car of 2017 in a public online vote, while the Vision Coupe won Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year...


Land Rover's Gerry McGovern named Designer of the Year
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Land Rover's Gerry McGovern named Designer of the Year

Gerry McGovern has been awarded Designer of the Year at the Festival Automobile International in Paris, France. The Land Rover chief design officer was recognised for the brand's original designs and their influence on the automotive industry, with the 15-strong jury highlighting the Velar as a "astonishing masterpiece"...


2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art
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2018 Lexus LS: Interior works of art

The new Lexus LS hasn't quite made it to Australia yet, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese marque from showcasing the intricate pieces and trims that are available for the limousine's plush interior ahead of its local launch in April. Headlining the interior is the availability of beautiful moulded glass panels inspired by Japanese kiriko glass, contrasting with stitched leather upholstery, metal door handles and hand-pleated silk surfaces...


Kia's design bosses in Detroit: The best bits
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Kia's design bosses in Detroit: The best bits

Travelling with Kia to this week's Detroit motor show, Australian media were given the opportunity to chat with design supremos, Peter Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume. If you've been living under an old Cerato, here's a catch-up on these two fellows...


Nissan Design Europe celebrates 15 favourite models
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Nissan Design Europe celebrates 15 favourite models

Nissan Design Europe is celebrating 15 years at its London premises by showcasing 15 of its most significant models. The studio is the brand's creative hub and is vital to Nissan’s success in Europe, where it answered the demand for crossovers, in particular the Qashqai and Juke...


Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show
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Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show

Michigan may well be home to the ‘Big Three’ US brands, but the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this week had a strangely contrarian element. The three most interesting concept cars - the lifeblood of any self-respecting motor show - were produced by brands with Japanese roots: the Infiniti Q Inspiration, Lexus LF-1 Limitless and Nissan Xmotion...


Mercedes-Benz launches new MBUX infotainment with new A-Class
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Mercedes-Benz launches new MBUX infotainment with new A-Class

In Las Vegas for the massive Consumer Electronics Show (CES), CarAdvice today had a taste of Mercedes-Benz's all-new smartphone-style operating system - MBUX - in, of all vehicles, the upcoming A-Class. You'd expect such clever, high-end technology to debut in something far more exotic such as a new S-Class, but according to the German Manufacturer, the all-new A-Class is the perfect platform to showcase the technology...


Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai
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Autonomous car designs to be non-aggressive: Hyundai

The head of design for Hyundai says that autonomous and electric vehicles will likely adapt a non-aggressive design philosophy to suit their inherent nature going forward, with only the second-generation of these vehicles likely to deviate from the path...


Audi to better differentiate between models
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Audi to better differentiate between models

Audi is planning to branch out with its design, in an attempt to give each model its own identity. Having established itself in emerging markets like China, the German manufacturer is confident people will be able to recognise a broader range of design cues. "This [repetition] design process was used to make Audis more recognisable in newer and emerging markets,” Rupert Stadler, Audi chief executive, told Autocar...


Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off
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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. While full details about the new-generation off-roader won't be revealed until the Los Angeles motor show at the end of the month, we do know the new Wrangler will offer an evolved look, a more contemporary and higher-quality cabin, and Jeep's latest infotainment system...