Design

Mazda sculptors, digital artists collaborate on design like never before

To perfect the voluptuous bends and molten-like reflections of Mazda's next-generation design language due to debut next year, Mazda's stylists had to break with tradition. For the first time, digital artists were thrust onto level ground with the vaunted clay sculptors.


Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

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Lincoln's next-gen MKC to be called Corsair

Dealers were shown the Lincoln Corsair, along with the next-generation Ford Escape, Explorer, Mach 1 battery-electric crossover, a small off-road SUV and a Lincoln Continental with suicide doors late last month at a meeting in Orlando, according to those in the room.

Cadillac's CT5 takes cues from Escala

It may resemble a Dodge Charger or Dart but look closely and you'll see styling cues from the Escala concept in what is expected to be the 2020 Cadillac CT5 sedan, a replacement for the ATS and CTS sedans.

UPDATED: 6/16/18 9:20 pm ET -- correction
Hyundai design continues shift away from 'family look'

Continuing a break with the family look that the South Korean brand cultivated in previous generations of vehicles, Hyundai will soon start rolling out a new design language that gives each model and each segment its own independent aesthetic.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.

Aston CEO: Mass market must adapt or die

Andy Palmer, addressing the Automotive News Europe Congress, sounded the same worrisome themes about industry economics made famous by Sergio Marchionne, with a bit of Bob Lutz's doomsday talk thrown in.

Alfa Romeo's new halo model has some history

The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.

BMW X5 gains passenger, cargo space, off-road chops for 2019

BMW's top-selling crossover, the X5, is getting a major styling makeover for 2019, will be larger than its predecessor with extra passenger and cargo room, and offer an off-road package for the first time in a light truck marketed by the German luxury brand.


COMMENTARY:
Why worry about Chinese vehicles? They're affordable

A day spent at a test track near Beijing driving 10 vehicles from local brands convinced me that European and American volume automakers should be aware of some cars and compact crossovers that could be coming soon from China's automakers.

UPDATED: 6/14/18 5:08 pm ET - corrected
There's stirring in Viper nest

A sixth-generation Dodge Viper is rumored to be in the works -- a rumor worth spreading, we feel.


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