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Issue no. 234 summary

Anniversary A&D 40 years
2019 is a very important year for our magazine. Auto&Design saw the light in November 1979 with the idea of writing about cars from a design perspective, addressing an international readership through the bilingual text, Italian and English, adopted since the first issue… by Marta Cinti

Cover story Seat Tarraco, where the future starts
«Il 2019 si rivelerà un anno esplosivo per Seat, il momento in cui finalmente presenteremo i primi frutti della nostra nuova strategia di stile», svela con incisivo entusiasmo Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, a capo del design della Casa spagnola … by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design centre Granstudio, the real and the virtual come together
At last what its founder Lowie Vermeersch had always dreamed of: Granstudio’s new premises meet its requirements as an increasingly important player in the car and mobility design sector:… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Citroën C5 Aircross, sturdy character
The C5 Aircross, in effect Citroën’s current flagship, is rooted in the Aircross concept presented in Shanghai in 2015 that in its turn was an exercise in translating the Cactus design language into different types of cars… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car Opel GT X Experimental, German philosophy
Concepts sometimes come along that not only assume a dimension of offhand (however intriguing) Motor Show type dreams, but also come to stand as authentic manifestos of manufacturers’ styling strategies… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Kia, Proceed reloaded
Now in its third generation with original shooting brake architecture, the Proceed is something special for Kia Europe’s design chief Gregory Guillaume and his team. “I arrived at Kia on… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story DS3 Crossback, like a jewel
Creating a compact luxury vehicle is certainly no novel exercise for the car industry, or for Peugeot-Citroën’s most refined and valued brand, committed to this project since 2010… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Show Cina Guangzhou
An evolution that does not repudiate the past, but on the contrary takes the value of the Pininfarina brand to a new dimension as a provider of all-round design services, from mobility to product design and architecture… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Concept car GAC Concepts
How to create a mobility space able to influence the emotions of those on board, through the use of the almost infinite possibilities enabled by four cornerstones of the future which are electricity, intelligence, connectivity and sharing… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design studio GAC Shanghai, global strategy
To saturate itself in a variety of cultures, a company has to be present in different geographical and social areas. Fully aware of this, after opening its Advanced Design Centre in Los Angeles last year, Gac has now inaugurated…by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Toyota RAV4, redesigning an icon
Designing a completely new car can be complex, but putting your hands on a success is even worse. The Toyota Rav4 carved out a new car segment for itself 20 years ago… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Skoda Scala, from reason to surprise
Wrapping a pleasingly sober casing about a project rich in practical qualities: this is the stylistic direction that has always marked Škoda’s visual journey. Something is about to change, however, and very soon at that… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design project TUC.Technology, a plug for the future
Two young entrepreneurs and a dream: to rethink the technological architecture of the car as we know it today, simplifying it as much as possible and creating a multitasking environment. This is the aim of Tuc.Technology… by Edoardo Nastri

Dossier Italdesign future mobility visions
Italdesign has completed the celebrations of its 50th anniversary with the announcement of the winners of the “Research Contest on Future Mobility in Cities”. While waiting for images of the chosen projects to be revealed, we interviewed the company’s top management to discover their strategies and vision for the future… by Silvio jr. Suppa


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January/February 2019

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