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2016 Renault Duster in Mexico

Text and photos by Gabriela Gorvena Galvan Cor always wanted to feature Renault vehicles on his sites, but since they are no longer sold in the US, that was impossible. His attempt to get loans while on his European trip last summer failed. Renault did not respond. So when I was making my plans for a short visit home ...

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New Pluralsight Course: Sketching a Sports Car using Autodesk Alias

After having ran the Foresee Online Car Design School since 2000, I have now teamed up with Pluralsight to build a complete series of car design courses on video. The first one of the series is about sketching cars using our beloved Autodesk Alias software. Although it does explain the how to use certain parts of the ...

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New Renault Scenic – Accolades for women and design at Renault

On May 19, Agneta Dahlgren, Head of Design for the Kadjar range, the new Mégane, the new Scénic and Electric Vehicles, was named Woman of the Year 2016 by the independent organisation Women And Vehicles in Europe (WAVE) Several women held key positions alongside Agneta during the design of the new Scénic, including ...

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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 of my design career, and after leaving them for Mercedes-Benz in Germany, I have not driven a ...

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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 in Europe, Miata in the US. Of course I ended up owning one, a British Racing Green version with ...

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2016 Kia Optima Eco Hybrid (older model)

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra There was admittedly a communication error between the press fleet provider and myself in that understood the car to be delivered would be the new generation of Optima, but it was the last of the previous generation instead. Compared to the version we evaluated before this one has a new ...

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2016 Nissan Sentra SR

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra The Nissan Sentra has grown up. From this original vehicle that almost seemed to shy to want to be seen at all, with styling to enhance it, it has now grown into a very visually attractive and very usable sedan. No longer does it seem to be hiding on the side of stage. The current ...