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Issue no. 231 summary

Show Parco Valentino, supercar parade
A dynamic, diffuse exhibition, with over 2000 supercars that painted the squares and streets of the city with colour during the five days of Parco Valentino, il Salone dell’Auto di Torino. The positive balance of the fourth edition… by Edoardo Nastri

Event Car Design Award, here are the 2018 winners
“Awards that recognise the real importance of design and the team that created it must be celebrated. For a designer, however, true recognition is the honour of being chosen by an idea and putting it into practice”. So began Chris Bangle… by A&D

Lifestyle&Design Alcantara, Auto&Design Night 2018
Turin once again enjoyed an evening entirely given over to designers. For the second year in a row, Auto&Design Night was held at the end of the press day of the Salone Parco Valentino on 6 June … by A&D

Cover story Changan Eado XT, fierce personality
Five years after the birth of the first series, a completely different Eado – “A milestone”, Chen Zheng defines it – makes its appearance on the automotive stage. Its mandate could not be more challenging… by Fabio Galvano

Show Beijing 2018, Electric revenge
At a time when the role of traditional Western motor shows is being called into question, last April’s Beijing event was crammed with debuts and proved an ideal showcase for understanding how quickly the Chinese automotive world is evolving… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Interview Peter Horbury – Geely, increasingly hi-tech
“It’s not just a question of how fast Chinese manufacturers learn, but how quickly the taste and expectations of local customers are evolving”. So says Peter Horbury, Design Vice President of the Geely Group… by Fabio Galvano

Concept car DS X E-Tense, asymmetrical vision
What is French luxury, now and in the future? This is the guiding mission of DS, PSA Group’s premium brand that was spun off from Citroën in 2014. The opening last month of DS’s first design studio… by Peter Sigal

Design story Ferrari 488 Pista & 812 Fastback, the alchemy of performance
Red and violently beautiful. The 812 Superfast and 488 Pista supercars make their appearance, as magnificent as ever, within the confines of a Style Centre, like two top athletes proudly announcing their ambition to excel… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design analysis Volvo, the wagon story
The first wagons to come out of Volvo were called Duetts. Few people remember them – and that’s maybe for the best. The Duett was, in fact, a makeshift conversion first of the PV444 from 1953, then of the PV544 of 1958. Not so much a wagon… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Ford Focus, the human-centric revolution
Twenty years after. The Ford Focus has been renewed for the fourth time since 1998, when the first series brought a breath of stylistic innovation to the C segment. “The new design started out from a blank sheet of paper”, says Amko Leenarts…by Edoardo Nastri

Interview Yoshihiro Sawa – Lexus, shaping emotions
The slim, elegant forms of the F1 Limitless, the concept car unveiled at Detroit, and the strong, robust look of the standard UX compact presented in Geneva. Two different interpretations of the Suv universe according to Lexus… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Peugeot 508, the fastback sedan
While the traditional European D-segment saloon struggles to keep up with the growing mainstream SUV, Peugeot wanted to reverse the trend with its new 508. And design director Gilles Vidal knew how… by Wim Oude Weernink

Design story BMW i8 Roadster, sculpted by the wind
“Our intention was clear right from the start: to design surfaces modelled by the wind to create a car that was unique of its kind”, says Domagoj Dukec, BMW i and BMW M design manager… by Edoardo Nastri

Concept car Icona Nucleus, a future in first class
“The car of the day after tomorrow”. This is how Samuel Chuffart, Icona’s Global Design Director, describes the Nucleus, a self-driving concept car given its world premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. At a length of 5.25 metres … by Edoardo Nastri

Design studio GAC, American future
An outpost in California to meet GAC’s ambitions as a serious player in the global marketplace. GAC, Guangzhou Automotive Group Co., lands in the U.S.A. with a new style centre, a step that marks… by Edoardo Nastri

Industrial design Walter de Silva/Performance in Lighting, liquid lights
Walter de Silva has recently designed three luminaires for Performance in Lighting that are particularly suited to the workplace. An organic approach was taken for their development, and their imaginative inspiration… by Ali Filippini

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