Automotive Design

This zone includes interviews with top designers, information on software and design tools as well as design strategies used by automakers and automotive suppliers.

Saving the Manual (Sort Of)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 02, 2019 at 6:20 AM

Aston Martin has announced that the Vantage AMR, which is powered by a 503-hp, 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, is being equipped with a Graziano seven-speed manual transmission.

 

 

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2019 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 30, 2019 at 6:30 AM

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t exactly the sort of thing that someone who writes for a living feels really happy about, but when it comes to the Lexus RC 350 F Sport, thousands of words, indeed.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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2019 Subaru Forester Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 26, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The sales performance of Subaru of America is absolutely astonishing by any measure.

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 23, 2019 at 8:52 AM

The week I am driving a Mazda CX-5, a Signature AWD version, Mazda North American Operations announced its first quarter sales. And while I look at the number, I really don’t understand them.

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“After Hours” in New York

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 22, 2019 at 7:16 AM

Last week the New York International Auto Show held its press and industry preview days, which essentially means that the Javits Center was full of people who buy few cars (journalists), people who want to sell lots of cars (dealers) and a wide array of professionals who make up the global auto industry.

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The Return of Retro: Zero Labs’ Bronco EV & VW’s ID. BUGGY

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 10:33 AM

“I am proud to say, after three years and thousands of hours in development, we have created a meaningful production vehicle so unique that one look is all it takes to forever change the way we separate the relationship between our past and our future.”

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Aston Martin: Past Is Prologue

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 19, 2019 at 6:04 AM

Aston Martin cars finished 1-2 in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (with, interestingly enough, Caroll Shelby being one of the two drivers in the winning car), something that the company is celebrating 60 years later with the DBS 59, a variation of the DBS Superleggera.

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Lincoln Corsair Takes Flight

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 17, 2019 at 6:34 AM

“We wanted to create a dramatic, youthful Lincoln with terrific harmony.” And with the Corsair, they’ve accomplished what they set out to do.

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Mazda’s Masahiro Moro Talks Mazda in North America

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 15, 2019 at 5:57 AM

Masahiro Moro is the chairman and CEO of Mazda North American Operations, as well as the senior managing executive officer for Oversight of Operations in North America.

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2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM

The 2019 Cadillac XT4 AWD Sport is quite simply the most “Cadillac” Cadillac available today.

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Toyota Highlander Alluding Through Illusion

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 09, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Nowadays it isn’t enough to have an all-new vehicle under a sheet at an auto show and at the appropriate moment—hey presto!—there it is, the new whatever.

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