Tag: design

Audi’s Future Might Be Electric But It Will Still Keep Its Singleframe Front Grille

Audi’s singleframe grille isn’t going anywhere, despite the German automaker venturing into an all-electric future. As electric vehicles become more commonplace, we are seeing some automakers ditch traditional front grilles in favor of body-colored panels. However, during a recent round table discussion, Audi said that its EVs will feature grilles similar to its ICE models, […]

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Grab One Of These Future Classics Of Car Design While You Can, Says Frank Stephenson

Whether you’re looking at cars as an investment or for personal enjoyment, anyone would agree that design matters. And when it comes to judging what will become cherished classics a few years from now, world-renowned car designer Frank Stephenson is precisely the kind of person whose advice you’d sit up and listen to. His list […]

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Design Trends: Lit Grilles Are On Fire Right Now

For more than a century carmakers have used the design of radiator grilles to help us clearly identify their cars from rival products. It’s the reason you can spot a BMW or Rolls Royce from miles away. But you can’t spot grilles in the dark, so in recent years carmakers took advantage of improvements in lighting […]

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China’s Great Wall Cheekily Patents Electric Beetle Rip-Off In VW’s Back Yard

Great Wall Motor’s ORA Punk Cat was one of the most memorable stars of April’s Shanhgai Auto Show, and not only because it was clearly named following a celebratory pre-show bender involving a dozen bottles of Baijiu. No, it was the retro-EV’s shameless cribbing of a classic design, namely the legendary Beetle, which had us […]

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Designer Responsible For Seat’s Recent Attractive Cars Moving To Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo today announced that its design department will now be headed by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos. An industry veteran, the Spanish is best known for his work at Volkswagen-owned Seat. A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Mesonero-Romanos played a role in the creation of the second-generation Renault Laguna before joining Seat in […]

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