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    Featured: Jeep Renegade's development a template for new Fiat Chrysler Auto
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    "We figured we'd take the best of both worlds." – Ralph Gilles. The international makeup of the 2015 Jeep Renegade will serve as a template for cooperation within the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Senior Vice President of Product Design Ralph Gilles said. The Renegade is ...

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    Report: Cadillac toned down ATS Coupe design due to customer feedback [w/poll]
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    Automakers always face a difficult decision when it comes to styling their cars. Design them too blandly and nobody will get excited about them. But style them too aggressively and they'll often end up turning off potential buyers. Cadillac, for its part, is no stranger to aggressive design, but ...

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    Official: Martin Smith retires, Joel Piaskowski in as Ford Europe design chief
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    The mind behind the look of much of the modern Ford global range is retiring. Martin Smith, Head of Ford Design in Europe, will give up his position on July 1 and will leave the company altogether at the end of the year. He will be replaced by current Strategic Concepts Group leader Joel ...

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    Official: Volkswagen wants you to help design its new concept
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    Volkswagen wants a new concept car for a video game, and some of you are being invited to design one - we say "some of you" because the Volkswagen Design Contest is only open to students enrolled in design-related studies. If you can get over that hurdle, then you'll be glad to know that the ...

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    Official: Buick shows off new Ultra Luxury Interior for LaCrosse
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    The options sheet of the 2014 Buick LaCrosse gets all kinds of fancy with the addition of the Ultra Luxury Interior. Pointing its Tri-Shield logo at the world of haute luxury, the cabin treatment combines sangria leather with ebony accents, shadow tamo ash wood trim and a microsuede headliner to ...

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    Ugar Sahin Design's F is a radical Ferrari 458 in disguise
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    Look, Ferrari, your latest line of cars is arguably the best looking group of prancing stallions since the early 1970s. Even the rather dull California has gotten some attention, thanks to the new California T. But this, the Ferrari F from Ugur Sahin Design, is just better. Believe it or not, ...

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    Official: Ford Fund offering $1 million in automotive design scholarships
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    William Clay Ford, Sr. passed away earlier this month, now Ford has announced that the name and design legacy of Henry Ford's grandson will live on in the form of scholarships for the next generation of minds conceiving the future of transport. For the next 20 years, the $1 Million William Clay ...

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    Report: Next Camaro to look similar despite new platform underneath
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    Chevrolet made a splash with its retro design for the reborn, fifth-generation of its Camaro way back when the first concept car debuted at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show. Since then, we've watched the production car age rather gracefully while remaining a strong competitor to the Ford Mustang and ...

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    Exclusive: Porsche's Mauer recalls the history of the 918 Spyder, hints about next-gen 911
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    The night before Porsche handed me the keys to its 2015 Macan to drive on both road and track, the company threw together a great dinner for the assembled media in Leipzig. Hosted in Porsche's spaceship-shaped customer delivery center in the eastern German town, I'll admit that I spent the bulk ...

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    Report: 2015 Toyota Camry targeting 'more emotional' design
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    There are many ways to describe the Toyota Camry: "comfortable," "economical," "affordable," "reliable" and "dull as a bucket of mayonnaise" would all be accurate. It's this last one that the Japanese brand is seeking to change. While we aren't expecting it to suddenly sprout a high-revving V8, a ...

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    Teased: Ken Okuyama readying minimalist Kode9 sportscar for Tokyo
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    When one thinks of design houses and small-volume specialty automaking, one rarely thinks of Japan. Designer Ken Okuyama is out to change that perception, but that doesn't mean he hasn't honed his talents in the Italian way, having worked for Pininfarina, where he oversaw the design of such cars ...

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    Featured: Toyota fills in details about its future design direction and global platform
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    "In the future, out of 100 customers, we want to excite ten of them instead of not offending all 100." Almost all of the details about the Toyota New Group Architecture (TNGA) strategy have come out since the initiative was first reported on in March of this year, but Autoblog did learn a few ...

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    Video: Design Handbook defines the bone line
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    The latest video in Autoline's excellent Design Handbook series covers a very common piece of automotive design, called the Bone Line. As Jim Hall of 2953 Analytics explains, the Bone Line first appeared on post-war models, and was popularized by the classic, 1949 Ford. Hall shows a number of ...

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    Official: Local Motors 'Active Lifestyle Vehicle Challenge' is getting good [w/video]
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    Carspondent has held the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year awards for the past 10 years, celebrating the cars that best fit people who live active lives. But this year, the Active Lifestyle Vehicle Challenge hosted by Local Motors was added to the mix, which featured vehicle designs submitted ...

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    Video: Design Handbook explains the difference between design and styling
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    It's easy to confuse the terms 'design' and 'style,' but Jim Hall attempts to explain the difference between the two in his latest Design Handbook video column for Autoline. Before relating the terms to cars, Hall first uses other, non-automotive-related examples to prove his point, such as a ...

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    Official: 3dCarbon now offering body kit for Ford Fusion
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    A factory-backed body kit by 3dCarbon is now available to Ford Fusion owners who want their car to stand out from the crowd while not being too flashy. The body kit adds a more aggressive front spoiler, side skirts, rear body trim and spoiler that are, in fact, integrated quite nicely into the ...

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    Motorsports: Infiniti offers chance to design Sebastian Vettel's helmet for the USGP
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    The Circuit of the Americas will host its second United States Grand Prix in November, and based on what's happening with New Jersey it might be the only US torch left alight in the Formula One firmament. The story even before the inaugural event was about getting American fans involved, and ...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Renault Mégane gets a nose job [w/video]
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    The 2014 Renualt Mégane is on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show, flaunting its nose job as the latest vehicle in Renault's lineup updated to reflect new brand styling, which can be seen in cars such as the Clio and Twingo. All versions of the Mégane are receiving the new, bigger ...

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    Video: Design Handbook tackles the secret of sports car proportions
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    Trends in car design have come and gone and reappeared over the years, but Jim Hall in his latest Design Handbook entry for Autoline Daily, makes the argument that sports cars have more-or-less kept the same proportions for over a century: long hoods with cockpits placed close to (if not on top ...

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    Report: Next Infiniti FX to gain interior volume
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    The Infiniti FX, soon to be renamed QX70 thanks to the Japanese brand's convoluted naming scheme, is currently in the midst of its second-generation. And while we like the compact, sporty crossover's driving character a lot, it lacks the "utility" part of the CUV moniker. That lack of cabin space ...

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