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From the designers that give shape and form to exteriors to the materials that are used to build bodies, here’s where you can find information about giving shape and physicality to automotive form.

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2016 Lexus RX: Creating the Fourth Generation

The Lexus RX crossover has been enormously popular since it went on sale in March 1998. So when chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda had to develop the fourth generation vehicle, he had quite a challenge. Especially as he had to best the third generation—for which he’d also been the chief engineer.

Snow Day: Nissan in Chicago

To venture into the territory of a really bad pun, it would be to say that the concepts that Nissan has developed for display at the Chicago Auto Show, which opens tomorrow at McCormick Place, are cool.

Kia Garners More Design Awards

The iF Design Awards were established in Germany in 1953 with six guiding principles: To identify, support and promote good design To raise awareness of design among the public and the role it plays in our lives To help companies integrate design into their long-term strategies To safeguard the role of professional designer and boost awareness for this job profile To effect social change through design To support talented young people and create a public platform for young designers Each year the competition receives approximately 5,000 entries from some 70 countries.