Lasting beauty that moves: Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS

The Vision EQS, a milestone on the way to the future of Mercedes-Benz. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (12 September to 22 September 2019), Mercedes-Benz will show the challenges of the future: sustainability is ...

Porsche Taycan: The sports car for a sustainable future

Porsche presented its first fully-electric sports car to the public today with a world premiere held simultaneously on three continents. "The Taycan links our heritage to the future. It carries forward the success story ...

Audi A1 Trail at IAA Frankfurt

Static photo Color: Solar sky Audi is completing its quartet of visionary vehicles and will be at IAA 2019 to showcase an electric off-roader for the future of road transport: the Audi AI:TRAIL quattro, a comprehensive ...

The All-new Renault CAPTUR: All new, still a CAPTUR

2019 - Nouveau Renault CAPTUR As a pioneer on the urban SUV market, the Captur has sold 1.2 million units since its launch in 2013. It rapidly became the best seller in its segment, both in France and in Europe. It retained ...

The 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback

Design Sketch Audi is adding a compact SUV in coupé shape to its model range: the Audi Q3 Sportback. The new model combines the strong presence and versatile everyday convenience of an SUV with the sporty elegance and ...

DeTomaso P72: A Modern Day Time Machine

De Tomaso “One of the greatest untold stories in automotive history.” The brand was founded in 1959 by racer and visionary Alejandro de Tomaso. Widely recognized for the most popular model, the Pantera, this merely ...

Finally the first mid-engine Corvette | 2020 Stingray

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Chevrolet fulfills the long-term promise of the iconic Corvette with the introduction of the 2020 Stingray, the brand’s first-ever production mid-engine Corvette. The sum of everything ...

2019 Toyota Camry with Pathetic Connectivity!

I had been looking forward to driving the latest Toyota Camry. I've seen it in various guises, especially with the blacked-out c-pillar it looks the part, and was wondering how it would compare to the fierce competition in ...

2019 Ford Explorer Limited 4WD

We finally had a chance to drive the current Ford Explorer in this Limited 4WD version. It had been a long while since I last drove one of these and I must say, I was pleasently surprised. The Ford Explorer has truly become ...

The new BMW X6. A leader with broad shoulders

The new BMW X6 blends the agile and versatile driving properties of a Sports Activity Vehicle with the head-turning looks of a coupe. The third-generation X6 employs a clean, exclusive design language to ...

BMW VISION M NEXT

https://youtu.be/GH2xPIadfnI In future, drivers will be able to choose whether they wish to be driven or do the driving themselves. With the BMW Vision M NEXT, the BMW Group is revealing its take on how driving ...

2019 Dodge Charger R/T

The Dodge Charger has been around for quite some time, going back to those good old days when the Chrysler Group was part of the Daimler Chrysler organization. Of course there have been some face-lifts going on and there ...

2019 Ford Mustang Convertible

We drove the 2019 Ford Mustang Convertible in the Greensboro, NC area for a while. I had been quite skeptical about the Mustang, since if presents itself with this HUGE front end overbearing everything else on the car, where ...

Nissan IMs EV Sports Sedan concept

"This bold Nissan IMs concept represents the birth of an entirely new segment of vehicle – an elevated, electrified sports sedan," said Denis Le Vot, senior vice president, chairman of Management Committee, Nissan North ...

2019 Hyundai Elantra Eco

It is really interesting to see how Hyundai has become scared of their own courage in putting excellent quality cars on the market that look different than the competitors, and be succesful with that. The knee-jerk reaction seems ...

All new Mazda 3 Hatchback and Sedan at LA Auto Show

The all-new Mazda3 unveiled at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show will play an important role in raising this driving pleasure to new levels and beginning a new era in which Mazda Premium will become a reality. What is ...

The Audi e-tron GT Concept Unveiled at LA Auto Show

Audi e-tron, the third: The brand with the 
four rings is presenting one of the stars of the 2018 Auto Show in the movie capital Los Angeles. With the electric powered Audi e-tron GT concept a four-door coupé is making ...

PEUGEOT e-LEGEND CONCEPT : UNBORING THE FUTURE!

Because boredom is not part of our DNA, because independence does not rhyme with monotony, because the energy transition will not erase 120 years of automobile history, PEUGEOT reveals e-LEGEND CONCEPT. This exciting vision ...

The Audi e-tron: Electrifyingly fun to drive

The Audi e-tron is the first fully electrically powered series production model from the brand with the four rings. The company will present its sporty full-size SUV – which is suitable for everyday use – to the world ...

2018 Chevrolet Colorado PickUp

Given the fact that we're right in the middle of the Global Climate Action Summit, I was a bit hesitant to put up a review of a gas guzzling pickup truck. That seemed insensitive of course. The reason why I did with this ...

2019 Toyota Camry

It has been quite a while since I last drove a Toyota Camry, and I mist say, it has grown up a lot, very reminiscent of the Lexus interiors of some years ago. I love the sense to quality it exudes. On the exterior I am still not ...

Online Car Design School Full Course now Available

We've been working on the new video version of our Online School Course, but it is taking longer than expected. So for now we're offering through here our full course as a downloadable PDF file. It has 119 pages describing a ...

2018 Toyota 86 – Fun, Red and Police attention

Logically, the fastest, most expensive, unique and attractive cars get the most attention in the articles I publish here on Car Design TV. Therefore I try to do my best to mix these in as much as I can, since that will improve ...

2018 Kia Niro Eco Plugin

There is only one thing I do not like about the Kia Niro, irrespective of the version, and that is the rear end. It is too simple, too unsophisticated, to rectangular, too simply cut off. If you look at the rest of the vehicle, ...

The Ferrari LaFerrari!!!!

I am not going to tell you big stories about how great this car was to drive and how I took it right to its limits on public roads. None of that. I didn't drive the Ferrari LaFerrari. Be honest, if you would have one of these, ...

New BMW Z4 Unveiled in Pebble Beach

BMW unveiled the all-new 2019 BMW Z4 M40i First Edition, the latest chapter in the history of BMW Z Roadsters which began thirty years ago with the production of the BMW Z1. With athletic proportions and a new emotional design ...

World premiere for the Bugatti Divo in California

Curtains up for the Divo1. Today, at the exclusive automotive event “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering“ in Monterey, California, Bugatti has presented its latest model as a world premiere. With the Divo, the French luxury ...

2018 VW Golf Sportwagon

After experoencing the VW Golf GTI and Passat recently, and last week experiencing the new VW Jetta, I would've expected the best base for a stationwagon version of a VW would be the Passat and the Jetta. I've seen many ...

2018 Kia Stinger GT AWD: A Great Car.., But For Whom?

Don't get me wrong, I love this 2018 Kia Stinger GT. The looks are great, the interior is great, the fit and finish are great, the fuel consumption could've been better.. But I don't get it? I would love to be ...

2019 VW Jetta

The 2019 model Jetta replaces a Jetta model that has been a very successful part in the VW lineup in the US. From it's origins the Jetta was always the Golf with a boot, but it has developed into a car all on his own, a smaller ...

2019 Volkswagen Passat GT

As you may have noticed, I spent a lot of time over the past year in Europe, and while there I was seeing quite a few VW Passat's. A very nice care, good stance, and a touch of BMW in it. So when I returned here I asked the ...

2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

The last time I drove a Toyota Avalon Hybrid was on February 4th, 2013. The reason why I remember that so distinctly was because I was rear-ended on the 5 freeway near the 133 overpass by a speeding 85 year old in a big GMC ...

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Text and photos by Gabriela Gorvena Galvan The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has proven to be a very spacious car with a lot of versatility options, and it was more luxurious than the more standard versions, and it is a very good ...

2018 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

Text and photos: Gabriela Gorvena Galvan Back in Europe we drove the Hyundai Ioniq in September 2017. That was the Hybrid version and was already shocking since it had an available range of nearly 1,000 kilometers on one tank ...

2018 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell: The Cost of Water

Do you spot the differences? Do you see now why this is such a controversial design? It literally brought out passionate reactions from a lot of renowned design professionals when we posted about this on our Facebook pages. ...

Kia Rio EX

Stepping out of the Kia Sportage from before and into this Kia Rio EX was admittedly a bit of a downer. Literally as well as figuratively. In the Sportage I sat comfortably high and in well upholstered seats with a demanding view ...

Kia Sportage SX T GDi

Like before, purely coincidentally the new 2018 Kia Sportage was scheduled right after the previously reviewed 2018 VW Tiguan. They clearly operate in the same market segment, aim for the same audience, so it was very ...

2018 Volvo S90 T8 Inscription Twin Engine Plugin Hybrid

I never claim to be objective. I do tell the truth the way I see it. So here it is: I LOVE THIS VOLVO!! I honestly never thought I would ever say that about a Volvo. I used to work for Volvo and back in those days we had to ...

2018 VW Atlas

Of the three Volkswagen's we experienced recently, this 2018 VW Atlas was the most surprising. It is a new category for VW to operate in, and for it's first offering in this segment, it is very impressive indeed. During our ...

2018 VW Golf GTI

I’ve been wanting to drive the VW Golf for quite a while. I remember when the first GTI’s came out in Europe. A friend of mine took part in the first racing series of that as well, so the total was an impressive ...

2018 VW Tiguan SE TSI

Having driven the Ford Fiesta in Europe for the previous 3 months, to see the new Tiguan was actually an eye opener. I last had a Tiguan in 2009 so I was really expecting a Golf sized car. This was so much bigger than that. ...

EV Supercar Design Competition

Our own Editor in Chief Cor Steenstra has been busy working on starting his Zero Emission Supercar company. Over the past few months he has traveled the globe to set up proper planning and work out the financial side of things. ...

Genesis Essentia Electric Gran Turismo Concept

Genesis unveiled its groundbreaking Essentia Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The all-electric, high-performance concept elevates and reimagines the “Athletic Elegance” design paradigm, while providing a ...

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge Concept

Hyundai Motor today unveiled the ’Le Fil Rouge’ concept car at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, marking a new beginning for Hyundai design and providing a glimpse of its future design direction. As its name ...

Koenigsegg Regera Sold Out

The new Koenigsegg Regera is specifically designed to be a luxury Megacar alternative to Koenigsegg’s traditional extreme, light weight, race-like road cars. The Koenigsegg Regera combines a powerful twin-turbo V8 ...

Frankfurt IAA 2017 – BMW i Vision Dynamics

Just a year on from the presentation of its future-focused NEXT 100 vision vehicles, the BMW Group is introducing the electric mobility of the much more immediate future at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt. The BMW i ...

2017 Toyota C-HR in The Netherlands

We first saw the Toyota C-HR while visiting the Art Center College of Design campus at the beginning of the year, where it was being reviewed by design students on a Saturday morning. I went over to see what car it was, since ...

2016 Hyundai Santa fe

Text and photos by Gabriela Gorvena Galvan Car Design TV has had evaluated the Hyundai Santa Fe several times throughout the past 11 years, and each time the Santa Fee keeps on getting better. When comparing it to the similar ...

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100: The Great Escape

In 2016, its centenary year, the BMW Group is looking further into the future than ever before and developing a series of Vision Vehicles to address people’s mobility needs in about three decades from now. Its solutions are ...

The Changing Face of Automotive Identity

With the electric vehicles becoming more and more popular and being produced by more and more companies, there is an interesting conundrum that designers face: "What to do with the face?" The original VW Beetle stood out ...

2016 Kia Sportage SX T GDI

By Dan Ellis, Michele Straniero Purely coincidentally the new 2016 Kia Sportage was scheduled right after the previously reviewed VW Tiguan. They clearly operate in the same market segment, aim for the same audience, so it ...

Alias Concept Modeling

To go from 2D ideation to 3D concept model, Foresee Car Design specializes in the use of Autodesk Alias software. Since its inception in 1994, Foresee has used all iterations of the erstwhile Alias-Wavefront 3D software to ...

2016 Volvo S60 T5 Inscription

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I have to admit that it has been quite a few years since I last drove a Volvo. For full disclosure, I was employed by Volvo's Dutch subsidiary Volvo Car B.V. in the Netherlands at the beginning ...

2016 Mazda MX5 Grand Tourer – Back to Basics in a way

Text and Photos by Cor Steenstra As you may or may not know, I used to work for Mazda Design in their European R&D center. I joined the team from Mercedes-Benz at the start of 1991, just after Mazda had introduced the MX5 ...

Zero Emission High Speed Luxury Limousine

In the market of luxury limousines it has been a habit to just take a current production vehicle, lengthen the chassis and put a horizontal extension between the front door and the rear door. Dominant were the Lincolns, but ...

Groupe Renault unveils plans for Alpine

Monte Carlo, Monaco - At the home of the world-famous Monte Carlo Rally and on the Col de Turini, site of some of racing’s most memorable moments, Groupe Renault today announced plans for a new Alpine sports car, and ...

Why do we still use clay models in car design?

Text, Design and VRED rendering by Cor Steenstra, Digital model by Kevin Gilles. Back in the early 1990’s when Alias-Wavefront was first making a pitch to the automotive design studios, one of their big talking points ...

Jaguar F-PACE Unveiled

For the first time ever, take an unfiltered look at the all-new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV. Inspired by the F-TYPE, the F-PACE offers a perfectly judged balance of style, performance and practicality. Coming in ...

FRACTAL amplifies the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® with sound

First unveiled on the SR1 concept car in 2010, the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® has already won over more than 1.8 million customers since making its market debut on the 208 in 2012. With its innovative ergonomics, the cockpit provides ...

Peugeot 5008 BLEX-1.6 BHDi

The third of 3 Peugeots we experienced throughout our European stay was this Peugeot 5008 BLEX-1.6 BHDi. The 1.6 liter Diesel engine is quite well matched for this Peugeot MPV, and yet remains nice a nd frugal with fuel ...

Alfa Romeo 4C in Italy

The Alfa 4C is not just a mid-engined 2 seater. It is truly built as a sports car, very much in the line of the Lotus Elise type derivatives, but then in a much more substantial way. It is not a car to drive around with for a ...

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Concept unveiled

Making its debut today, FCA US LLC’s latest concept car, the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo, is a single-seat concept that pulls from existing and potential technologies to test the limits of performance. Gran Turismo®6 ...