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 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 ...

Autodesk Alias Organic Modeling 2

In this video I will be using a simple rectangle to start with and sculpt a Le mans type body from it, all in one piece. Again, this is taped in real time, so it only took around 20 minutes to get a shape going. Most sketches ...

2015 Cadillac ELR – How much…??

Photos by Sebastian Steenstra, text by Cor Steenstra. When GM brought out it's touted EV-1 replacement in the shape of the Chevrolet Volt, it clearly had difficulty conveying the message what it was, and why it was better ...

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander

The 2015 Mitsubishi is a clear updated and facelifted model of theone introduced in 2011. When we tested it back then we flawed it for the lack of perceived quality, with the cheap choice of materials and the bad sound ...

Ghostly Classic

With outstanding design it is pretty easy to recognize it, even if it covered, like in this case. It was difficult to find an angle where it was not ...

2015 Chevrolet Impala

Like the Ford Fusion, the Chevrolet Impala seems to reflect the current American trend to make sedans be big, voluminous vehicles. Both seem to have an extra high front end and relatively horizontal lines over the flanks, ...

Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4

  http://youtu.be/pf3uiDQPQmA Automobili Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Mondial de ...

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 (video)

http://youtu.be/j058w0geEtc The technology of tomorrow is already a reality at Daimler Trucks, in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. The autonomously driving truck was presented on the eve of the 65th ...