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    Official: Volvo replaces Peter Horbury with ex-VW designer
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    Volvo has chosen former Volkswagen designer Thomas Ingenlath to replace Peter Horbury as the head of the Swedish brand's design department, the latter having moved up the ladder to oversee design work at Volvo's corporate parent, Geely. Ingenlath was with the VW Group for 20 years and did stints ...

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    Report: Volvo designer Horbury headed to China with Geely
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    When you think of designer Peter Horbury, Volvo follows logically. Soon, we'll all have to expand our thinking to leap from mention of Mr. Horbury to Chinese automaker (and Volvo owner) Geely. The well-regarded designer has been linked with Volvo for decades, and now he's reportedly adding styling ...

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    Volvo Concept Universe previews next range-topping sedan from Sweden
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    Volvo is looking to gain a foothold in the fast-growing Chinese auto market, and the Swedish automaker is hoping to pique interest in the brand with a range-topping luxury sedan concept. The design aims to incorporate the simplicity of Scandinavian design while also trying to discern what the ...

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    Detroit 2009: Little Bigtime - Concept C takes Lincoln in a brand-new direction
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the Lincoln Concept C
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    RCA grads design eco-friendly concepts for the future
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    Click above for more RCA Eco-Friendly ConceptsWhenever car design students tackle a project with as little direction as designing a "future eco-friendly automobile," you know that the designs will bear little resemblance to what's currently available. Still, when it's students from the Royal ...

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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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    Ford reduces time between styling changes to three years
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    Click above for high-res gallery of our first drive of the 2009 Ford FlexAccording to Peter Horbury, Ford's head of design in North America, the Blue Oval will be shortening the time frame between major styling changes for its models from five years to three. This move is part of a plan to reduce ...

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    VIDEO: Autoblog talks design with Ford Director Peter Horbury
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    Autoblog talks design with Ford Design Director Peter Horbury.Ford has seen its ups and downs when it comes to vehicle styling, but with immense competition around the world and in North America specifically, design disasters will hurt an automaker now more than ever before. Ford design director ...

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    2010 Ford Mustang to appear smaller
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    How do you make a muscle car appear more fuel-efficient? According to Ford's North American design director, Peter Horbury, you make it look smaller. In an interview with Automotive News, Horbury said that the Mustang, "... is more suitable for the times than the [Dodge] Challenger and [Chevy] ...

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    Lincoln going global?
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    Bringing his experience heading Lexus with him when he defected to Ford, Jim Farley's got his eye on some premium-Toyota style brand growth. Ford's past party line has been that the Lincoln nameplate is strictly for North American consumption, but Farley's been conferring with other Forders like ...

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    Autoblog Q&A: Peter Horbury on the 2007 Ford concepts
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    During the Ford concept car ride at the Dearborn Development Center, Executive Director of Design for the Americas Peter Horbury was on hand to discuss Ford's design direction. Autoblog got to chat with the man who helped reinvent Volvo about what the design team was trying to achieve with this ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: A conversation with Peter Horbury
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    Peter Horbury is responsible for the design strategy and execution of all Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury products in North America. At this year's Detroit Auto Show, one of the unquestioned stars on the floor was the stunning 400-horsepower Lincoln MKR. We sat down with Peter in Detroit to talk about ...

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    Ford's head of design says 'no' to blatant badge engineering
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    We recently told you about Ford's not-so-earth-shattering announcement that shared platforms are the key to future success. Judging by your comments, this should have been the assumption rather than the proclamation. But a couple of you pointed out what could be the tragic flaw in this plan - badge ...

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    Reality TV: Ford's "Bold Moves" documentary hits the web
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    Tuesday marks the launch of Ford Motor's "Bold Moves: The Future of Ford" online documentary series, which shows you "the inner workings of the automaker as it rebuilds its business in North America."Ford plans a new episode every week through the rest of the year, starting with the series kick-off ...

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