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Italdesign Giugiaro Gea imagines a future fully electric luxury sedan with a motor powering each wheel. It's also meant to be completely autonomous and envisions the future where drivers are no longer necessary.

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Wolfgang Egger has bounced back and forth between Italy and Germany over the course of his career, and will now be bouncing somewhere else as he reportedly leaves his job as head of Italdesign.

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Italdesign Giugiaro has turned its design talents to Volkswagen's MQB platform, revealing this, the Clipper MPV, at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Think of famous Italian design firms and you'll likely conjure up names like Pininfarina, Bertone and Zagato. But don't forget Italdesign. The firm started by Giorgetto Giugiaro has been responsible for more designs for more automakers than we would care to count. Like Ford bought Ghia in 1970 and De Tomaso took over Vignale the year before that, Italdesign Giugiaro was subsumed into the Volkswagen Group (via Audi and Lamborghini) in 2010 – but that hasn't stopped the studio from creating.

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Coachbuilt Italian Finery Rides High In The Mediterranean

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We've seen the ItalDesign Giugiaro Parcour on the move, but that was in B-roll. Car and Driver sent John Lamm to get a personal feeling for the blood-red concept that's powered by a 550-horsepower Lamborghini V10 and is half SUV, half track star, and we're thankful.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of over 100,000 Suzuki models. The NHTSA recall extends to certain 2004-2006 Suzuki Forenza models and 2005-2006 Reno vehicles, These were vehicles produced from September 2003 through March 2006.

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What's Italian for thrilling? The Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido. (Well, it's Italian for 'thrill' anyway.) And we see what they're on about. The underpinnings come from parent company Volkswagen, including the supercharged 3.0-liter 360-horsepower V6 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. Coupled with an electric motor, this hybrid GT can scoot to 60 in 5.8 seconds while exhausting just 154 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide. Slippery aerodynamics allow for a top speed of 171 miles per hour

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What's Italian for thrilling? The Italdesign Giugiaro Brivido. (Well, it's Italian for 'thrill' anyway.) And we see what they're on about. The underpinnings come from parent company Volkswagen, including the supercharged 3.0-liter 360-horsepower V6 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. Coupled with an electric motor, this hybrid GT can scoot to 60 in 5.8 seconds while exhausting just 154 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide. Slippery aerodynamics allow for a top speed of 171 miles per hour

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The Volkswagen Group is comprised of 11 brands producing 240 vehicles across 49 factories throughout the world. So the best way to show off the range of the VW family is to cram a few thousand journalists and VIPs into a massive makeshift stand to outline the Group's goals, what's in the pipeline and what you'll be able to buy later this year.

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An auto salon like the Geneva Motor Show isn't just a chance for automakers to show off their latest production and concept cars, but also for stoic design houses to shape the state of automotive design. So with Pininfarina, Bertone and Carrozzeria Touring all having released glimpses of the designs they will be unveiling this year at the Palexpo, so has ItalDesign Giugiaro.

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If you had asked us just a few days ago if Giorgetto Giugiaro was behind the design of any production Lamborghini, we probably would have answered, Sure, he must have...right? Wrong. Because none of Lamborghini's road cars ever bore the famed designer's lines.

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Famed coachbuilder and industrial design studio Italdesign Guigiaro has released a free app for the Apple iPad that tracks the history of this famous design house since its founding by Giorgetto Giuguaro in 1968.

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