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Frankfurt Motor Show: quick round-up

OK, quick precis of the mammoth metal-fest that is the Frankfurt Motor Show… Most jaw-dropping for me design-wise was the stunning shark-nosed Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA… 353 more words


Design Concept of the Day: Peugeot Fractal

Peugeot’s concept for the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show is the Fractal: a compact two-seater electric coupe with removable roof panel, featuring the latest iteration of Peugeot’s i Cockpit interior design (head-up display, holographic screen, configurable screens), a top-end audio system and a ‘sound signature’ to warn pedestrians and stimulated by smartwatch-controlled door-opening. 182 more words


Disappointing Designs - Alfa Romeo Giulia

If you’re an Alfa Romeo enthusiast you need¬†to be very resilient to keep faith with the brand! From the boxy looking 1960s Giulias (the accident prone grey police cars in the Italian Job) to the Capybara look-alike Mito, they just keep on designing odd looking or uninspiring cars in between the occasional gem like the Alfasud or Montreal. 316 more words

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Concept of the Day: Icona Neo

One that slipped through the net at the Shanghai¬†Auto Show but which has just come to my attention: the Neo “sets out to explore the inspirations and daily challenges of life in a busy metropolis such as Shanghai,” says… 386 more words


Biomaterials for car bodies and other news...

Fibres from hemp, flax, cotton and wood are strong, as affordable as glassfibre and lighterweight than carbonfibre, according to a team from the Frauenhofer Institute of Wood Research… 710 more words


NAIAS Detroit round-up and more...

Honda’s still not production-ready with its fuel cell vehicle, but the extensively-previewed FCV Concept on show in Detroit is closer to the real deal (to go on sale in Japan spring 2016, with US and Euro sales to follow); its fuel cell stack is a third smaller than the FCX Clarity’s, but gives a 60% increase in power density. 438 more words