10 Fine Designs
The Pininfarina-designed 2012 Ferrari FF has a toothy, jack-o'-lantern sneer.
Great design is in the detail. Here we note 10 fascinating fine points for production vehicles that were unveiled or went on sale in 2011.
Hyundai's sporty hatchback has two doors on the right side and one on the left. Aside from the asymmetry, other details were noteworthy -- such as the single rear-door handle tucked within the trim and blacking out the A- and B-pillars.
The redesigned grille and badge on the 2011 Chrysler 300 reflect the new face of Chrysler, but some say the new version lacks the design impact of the first generation.
With a hexagonal grille and sharper lines, styling on the 2012 Subaru Impreza falls in line with that seen on the Legacy. The leading edge of the A-pillar was moved 7.9 inches forward for a faster windshield rake and larger front door openings.
Kudos for Kodo
Mazda's CX-5 is the first to wear the company's new Kodo design language, replacing the fluidic Nagare theme. Kodo, meaning "soul of motion," gives the new crossover flowing but toned-down lines compared with Nagare.
GTC spells relief
Styling updates to the Bentley Continental GTC include a more upright grille, edged by dual Gatling-gun light clusters with LED running lights ringing projector beams. Enthusiasts approved.
Everywhere your eyes land on the redesigned BMW 3 series, there are creases.
Yes, it's still a Porsche 911, but the redesigned 2012 911 Carrera is longer, wider and lower than the 2011 version.
Minor plastic surgery (top)
The facelifted Audi A5 gets a new fascia that houses a trapezoidal grille alongside revised headlights and bumper treatment.
The new face of Lexus (above)
With its finned and frowning front end, the 2013 Lexus GS is the first in the next generation of Lexus products to feature the brand's all-new design language.