Vehicle Design

Jaguar XE base price will be $35,895

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Jaguar will offer its all-new 2017 XE with one diesel and two gasoline engines and standard rear-wheel drive when the compact sedan goes on sale late this spring.... Read More »

Nissan extends color customizing to Versa Note

11:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Nissan soon will allow customers to color customize the Versa Note, much the way they can with the Juke. Dubbed the Nissan Color Studio, the program will be expanding to the 2016 Versa Note.... Read More »

VW readies Beetle Dune, Denim for U.S. showrooms

4:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

VW has dangled Beetle Dune concepts before but promises the latest version will be built starting next year in coupe and convertible models.... Read More »

Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look, and adding safety technology from more expensive vehicles. The 2017 Escape gets a redesigned interior and two new four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, both of which come packaged with stop-start to improve fuel efficiency.... Read More »


BLOG: Citroen will stay 'quirky' after Cactus

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Citroen says quirky designs will continue to play a key role in its brand reinvention following the launch of the unconventional Citroen C4 Cactus.... Read More »

Next-gen Leaf: More tech despite low sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Determined to maintain a lead role in electric vehicles, Nissan is working on new technologies to make the next Leaf more appealing.... Read More »

Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia's decision to redesign the Cadenza sedan signals that the Korean brand will not abandon its high-end cars despite corporate sibling Hyundai's campaign to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis.... Read More »

Alfa design chief: 'We did not copy a BMW'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are so evident that the man responsible for the look of the Giulia defends his work without being asked.... Read More »

Model S option becomes police matter: We've got a report of a kid in the trunk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Done with shopping, a mom and dad toss their bags in the back seat, their daughter in the trunk and drive off. A watchful bystander takes notice and alerts the police. Except, this is a Tesla Model S, which has third-row, rear-facing child seats as an option.... Read More »

Hyundai previews styling for Genesis G90 flagship

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

The South Korean automaker announced plans for a new Genesis luxury brand this month and previewed the design for its first model last week in Seoul.... Read More »


Enticing interiors start with the right ingredients

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2015

Amko Leenarts, Ford's director of global interior design, sees himself as a sort of chef. Not only does he lead the team that must choose the proper, high-quality ingredients, but he has to ensure they assemble, prepare and present them in an appealing way to customers all over the world.... Read More »


BLOG: Jeep preps special Wrangler, Grand Cherokee editions for L.A. auto show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

There's no bad time or place to introduce a special-edition Jeep and FCA has two of them coming to the L.A. Auto Show.... Read More »

Pininfarina sees agreement on sale to Mahindra in next few weeks

Nov. 13, 2015 13:27 CET

Car designer Pininfarina says it expects to reach a deal to be acquired by Indian automaker Mahindra in the next few weeks.... Read More »

Kia offers first look at second-gen Cadenza

6:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

The decision to redesign the Cadenza, which starts at about $35,000, signals Kia will not abandon its high-end cars despite Hyundai's plan to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis.... Read More »

Mini shifts convertible production to Dutch factory

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW Group's Dutch contract manufacturing partner has started production of the new Mini Convertible.... Read More »

L.A. show to get global debuts from Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

The rebuilding of the Civic lineup continues in Los Angeles next week as Honda debuts the second of five new Civics. The Civic coupe will get its world debut at the L.A. show.... Read More »

Anime, sultry and supercars: What people are saying about the Mazda RX-Vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mazda’s RX-Vision concept was a hit at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it hinted at the triumphant return of Mazda’s iconic rotary engine, the RX-Vision also drew plaudits for its sleek styling. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the concept.... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz teases 'diamond' grille on freshened SL

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's freshened SL features a retouched fascia and a new “diamond” radiator grille, a teaser photo released Tuesday by the automaker shows.... Read More »

Former VW designer Donckerwolke will style Hyundai's premium brand

Nov. 10, 2015 14:57 CET

Former Volkswagen Group designer Luc Donckerwolke will shape the styling of Hyundai's new Genesis premium brand.... Read More »

Subaru plans bigger 3-row crossover to replace Tribeca

7:27 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Subaru says the new three-row crossover planned to enter production at an Indiana plant in 2018 will be bigger than the outgoing Tribeca crossover it is replacing in the U.S. lineup.... Read More »

Sizzling at SEMA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Automakers used the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas last week to display high performance vehicles and special, hot-to-trot factory-designed parts.... Read More »

Renegade success lifts Jeep's hopes for new crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The success of the Jeep Renegade has increased sales expectations of a larger crossover due next year, a senior executive with the brand said.... Read More »

George Barris, who made TV stars out of cars, dies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

George Barris, who died at age 89, transformed a Lincoln show car into the original Batmobile and made it one of the most famous cars in entertainment history.... Read More »

Hyundai previews 'athletic elegance' styling for Genesis G90 flagship

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Hyundai's first rendering of the Genesis G90, the flagship sedan for the world's newest auto brand, previews a design language dubbed "athletic elegance."... Read More »

Mercedes SUV gets a new name and a fresh look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Mercedes-Benz's GL-class full-size SUV will be freshened and renamed the GLS in time for its first deliveries in March.... Read More »

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