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Issue no. 227 summary

Show Five ideas from Frankfurt
Rather than existing, consolidated trends and timid experiments that still fall short of stirring excitement, at the major German show held this Autumn we saw a number of new directions in style that… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Event Berman Autostyle 2017, special meetings
Once again, passion for design marked every moment of the Autostyle Design Competition. Now in its fourteenth edition, the car design event… by Marta Cinti

Cover story Jaguar E-Pace, distruptive innovation
Every style centre has its own secret stories, proposals for cars that the public will never see, and models that designers create on their own initiative and present to management as additional products not envisaged in the current production plan… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car Renault Symbioz, domestic symbiosis
A car that looks so good you’d want to put it in your living room? No, it’s much more than that, explains Laurens van den Acker during the preview of the Symbioz concept car we attended a few weeks before its debut at Frankfurt… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Ferrari Portofino, a 70th birthday fastback
It tips a wink to the California T, this Portofino that carries on its legacy; but in an even more modern, more efficient, perhaps even more Ferrari way. Maranello’s coupé-cabrio is totally… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Changan Raeton CC, the vitality of motion
If it were possible for the naked eye to capture the moment a flower blooms, or the fraction of a second when a new shoot breaks through the surface of the soil, you would be carried away… by Marta Cinti

Design analysis Kia Tiger Nose, ten years of roaring identity
Its latest iteration comes in the form of the sharply tapered nose of the Proceed concept, spotlighted at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show: the horizontal grille which narrows in the centre… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Surfaces&Design Citroën C3 Aircross, when colour means welcome
“As soon as you look at it, I believe this car transmits, even from the outside, the idea of comfort that is a feature of the cockpit”, says Jean-Arthur Madelaine, head of interior design at the… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Concept car SAIC MG E-Motion, renaissance in style
The MG E-Motion concept is a look into the future of the brand as proposed by Chinese owner SAIC. Conceived at the company’s design centre in Shanghai … by Eric Gallina

Design story SAIC Roeve Vision-E, internet car with a soul
SUVs are big business, especially in China, where the need to accommodate generations of people into one car is an important requirement. The Roewe Vision-E concept offers… by Eric Gallina

Design story Hyundai Kona, West Coast spirit
“The Hyundai range had never included a car of this type. So we were able to do something different, really unexpected”. The Kona has just been revealed to the European press in Milan … by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design news Volvo Studio Milano, a bit of Sweden in Milan
560 square metres of Sweden in the heart of the new Milan, just a short walk away from Piazza Gae Aulenti. These words could well be used to sum up this project project, a veritable global concept that… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Volkswagen T-ROC, tomorrow espressiveness
For months they have been picking up invariably wider consensus, to the point of constituting in many respects the feistiest category in the marketplace: small crossovers are now … by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Suzuki Swift Sport, accent on emotion
To describe the effect the Suzuki designers were looking for in the new Swift Sport, they use the rather informal but highly effective expression: wow! “Compared to the basic Swift, the design had to be… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story New Holland Methane Concept, fuelling innovation
The main aim of the concept presented in the United States by New Holland Agriculture was to create a new tractor, not only stylistically but above all functionally, starting with a methane fuel, produced using… by Fabio Galvano

Technology New Holland Methane Concept, sustainable system
The future of farms, according to New Holland, might well be an innovative system that is rightfully sustainable. This concept, beneath its stylish outer designed in Turin by CNH Industrial designers, aims to… by Fabio Galvano

Design vision CNH Industrial, around the corner
“Today’s tractors have very similar proportions to those of the 30’s and 40’s, although they are completely different. Maybe it’s time to change something.” David Wilkie is convinced he faces great opportunities… by Fabio Galvano


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