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    Opinion: J Mays' legacy
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    Mays is by far not the first designer to use heritage design cues in his work. The announcement that J Mays will be leaving his chief creative officer role at Ford Motor Company on January 1 ends a 13-year run in one of the industry's top design roles. While best known for having a hand in ...

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    Official: J Mays retiring from Ford design, succeeded by Moray Callum
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    Ford's highly influential head of design, J Mays, has announced that he'll be retiring from his position after 33 years in the industry, 16 of which were at the Dearborn, MI-based company. Upon departure, he'll be succeeded as group vice president of design by Moray Callum. If that last name ...

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    Report: Lincoln 'not true luxury' yet, says Ford design chief
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    Lincoln is "not true luxury," according to Ford's design boss, J Mays. His statements come from a story in The Detroit News that saw candid language on the issues facing Ford's troubled premium brand. Notably, there's a need for a strong character, with Mays saying, "Every brand needs to have a ...

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    Official: Ford expands European design center
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    It's a big week for buildings: after the announcement of Lamborghini's prototype center, not only is Ford not pulling out of Europe, it has spent €11.6 million ($14.3M U.S.) to expand its design center in Germany. The 3,000 square-meter architectural addition to the location charged with ...

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    Ex-Hyundai and Benz stylist Piaskowski joins Ford as head of exterior design
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    According to AutoWeek, Joel Piaskowski, formerly of General Motors, Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz, is now making his way to Ford to head the exterior design team for the automaker in the Americas. Piaskowski is perhaps best known for penning the Hyundai Genesis coupe and sedan – two vehicles ...

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    Ford Start Concept gives informal SoCal show an eco-boost
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    Ford Start Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    During our favorite Southern California car meet this past weekend we were wondering what was drawing such a large crowd up front. We could clearly see the first Ferrari 458 Italia make an appearance off to the side, itself drawing ...

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    Life much easier for Ford designers in a post-PAG world
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    2010 Ford Start concept – click above for high-res image gallery
    While Volvo's fate isn't perfectly clear yet, it appears that everyone might have been best served by Ford severing ties with the foreign branches of its Premier Automotive Group: Aston Martin, Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar. ...

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    Ford moving to three-year redesigns to keep things fresh
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    Back when it was virtually guaranteed 20% US market share, Ford would redesign its vehicles every five or more years. The Ford Ranger, Focus, and Crown Victoria changed even slower, with mostly only new lights and grilles. When competitive pressures started to put the Blue Oval into an anaconda ...

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    Mays: Ford's single global design language will debut in six years
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    It's been no secret that part of Ford's turnaround plan (or we calling it Bold Moves anymore?) is to reunite its North American and European operations with more platform sharing and a common design language. With product life cycles being as long as they are in this industry, none of that will ...

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    Kelley Blue Book says Ford trucks, SUVs look best
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    Apparently tough and muscular are favored by truck and SUV buyers. Who knew? In a Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch poll, active car shoppers picked the look of Ford's trucks and non-luxury SUVs over the competition. Though the poll was done in April, current sales numbers seem to prove it, with some of ...

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