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January 10, 2012

Reinventing Lincoln

With the debut of the new Lincoln MKZ, here's an inside look at designer Max Wolff's plans to save an iconic, but fading, American brand

December 21, 2009

Sensitive Cars Are No Fun

Review by Jason H. Harper (Bloomberg) — Warning: You may soon find that your car is taking over for you. Lately I've been testing more and more automobiles that seem ...

September 16, 2009

The Cars You Won't See in the U.S.

Automobiles and apple pie: about as American as you can get, right? Well, no. The U.S. gave up the global car crown years ago. While Detroit cranked out gas-guzzling ...

August 10, 2009

The Coolest Concept Cars of 2009

The concept car—it's as much a part of automotive tradition as racing or girly calendars. Each year, car companies do a little peacock strut, showing off their design ...

February 3, 2009

BMW Design Chief Bangle Resigns

Chris Bangle, the design head at BMW Group since 1992 and one of the most controversial and well-known designers in the auto industry, resigned on Feb. 3. Bangle, 52, ...

December 8, 2008

Ford's Green Plan to Drive Sales

Ford Motor (F) has been making a lot of promises lately. On Dec. 4, as Alan Mulally, chief executive of the beleaguered Detroit automaker, sought about $9 billion in ...

November 19, 2008

BMW's New Mini: It's Electric!

Promising that you can now "hug trees as you hug corners," German carmaker BMW (BMWG.F) launched the Mini E, an electric version of its popular gas-powered Mini ...

October 29, 2008

Can the Chevy Volt Save GM?

Far away from the complex merger negotiations and dicey political maneuvering (BusinessWeek.com, 10/28/08) that promise to reshape America's largest automaker, General...

March 31, 2008

Engineering a Saab Turnaround

After a series of design missteps and dwindling sales, the Swedish icon owned by GM is showing off sleek new models.

December 28, 2007

Toyota's Hybrid Pickup Concept

Designers at the Japanese automaker's truck lab gave BusinessWeek.com an exclusive preview of its rugged new hybrid, the A-BAT

August 30, 2007

The Evolution of a Master

Revered car designer Gordon Murray has wowed racing aficionados for decades. Now he's out to create a small, inexpensive car for the masses

August 3, 2007

Mini Clubman, Big on Design

Will it be love at first sight—again? BMW (BMW) gave the world a sneak peek at its new Mini Clubman wagon July 29, releasing photos and a host of details about the ...

January 19, 2007

Can Bold Design Rev Up Ford?

Freeman Thomas has helped lagging car manufacturers before through his concepts and creativity. Here’s a look at his work, past and present

October 25, 2006

College for Creative Studies Student Exhibition 2006

Senior transportation design students at Detroit's College for Creative Studies presented their work to the public and industry representatives during the school's ...

June 7, 2006

The Cutting Edge in New Car Design

Piano lacquer and bitter chocolate paint jobs. Color-coded roll-cages. Flowered doormats. Check out these concept cars

January 5, 2006

Elisava University Show 2005

Jan 2, 2006 – Students from the Transportation Design Masters program at Spain's Elisava School of Design presented their work in the 2005 Degree Show entitled 'Real ...

January 5, 2006

Elisava University Show 2005

Jan 2, 2006 – Students from the Transportation Design Masters program at Spain's Elisava School of Design presented their work in the 2005 Degree Show entitled 'Real ...

December 7, 2005

Design Satellite

Under pressure to produce ever-more new models, car companies are turning to indie design studies like Motorcity Europe.

November 16, 2005

What's New in Car Design: November, 2005

In the lull between the Tokyo Motor Show and the upcoming Detroit autopalooza in January, carmakers are leaking info on new models. Here's a look from Car Design News

College Exhibition: Monash University Degree Show 2005

Graduating students from the Industrial Design department at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia held their annual degree show in December 2005.

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