Issue no. 254 summary

Cover story Lotus Eletre, rewriting history
The team behind the new Lotus Eletre had a tricky job designing the British brand’s first ever SUV. They knew they had to reference the brand’s sports cars but they also wanted to avoid the profusion of styling details that … di Nick Gibbs

Concept car Polestar O2, emotional silence
«To demonstrate the versatility of our aluminium platform, to celebrate the pleasure of driving and to explore a segment, electric coupés and roadsters, which is still sparsely populated, to observe people’s reaction to this novelty»… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Renault Austral, French sensual tech
A combination of sensual curves and taut lines in an ensemble sprinkled with many technical details. This is “sensual tech”, the new formal language of Renault Design that is embodied by the brand new Austral SUV, which will appear in the… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Mazda CX-60, prestigious reflections
The decisive, full-bodied front end, with its vaguely squared-off light clusters, immediately speaks of an uncompromising road presence. Mazda prefers noble toughness and soon reveals a more marked ambition than usual… by Silvio jr Suppa

Design story Volkswagen ID. Buzz, second youth
It is perhaps the first time that the design head of a large group does not use fancy flights between formal languages and surface treatments to explain the soul of the new born. “If you have a treasure and that treasure is your history… by Fabio Galvano

Design analysis Canoo, beyond every paradigm
Form at times derives from technology to a degree that is almost surgical, not to say Cartesian. This is the case of this Californian vehicle, in which electric power not only minimises the dimensions of the powertrain components… by Silvio jr Suppa

Concept car SAIC MG One, in search of the young
Respecting the traditional values of a historic brand while seeking out new styling solutions to appeal to the younger, more dynamic customer. The people at MG, the legendary English brand that has undergone a renaissance under… by Edoardo Nastri

Mobility design Callum Design / Barq Rena Max, a new challenge
“After an entire career designing cars, it was time for a change”. Ian Callum spent the last two decades designing Jaguars before setting up an independent design studio in 2019 that bears his name… by Edoardo Nastri

Concept car Audi A6 e-tron/A6 Avant e-tron, a face to the future
The family grows. One year after the Shanghai motor show where it presented the A6 e-tron concept, Audi joins it with another concept: the A6 Avant e-tron. The two showcars have a common destiny: that of letting the public taste… by Fabio Galvano

Design studio DS, at the heart of refinements
When you come across seats inspired by the links of a watch strap, daytime running lights designed to a pearl-stitch pattern and, above all, a series of mock-ups of a mid-1950s masterpiece famous for its futuristic shapes… by Silvio jr Suppa

School IED Alpine A4810, captivating lightness
Twenty-eight creative minds and a decidedly inspirational brief: to interpret Alpine design codes and imagine the “super berlinette” of 2035. Hence the A4810, the hydrogen-powered super sports car whose name pays tribute to…by Marta Cinti

Design story Italdesign / Deus Vayanne, the secret dream
A designer with a secret dream, Adrian-Filip Butuca, and two excellences in the world of style and engineering, Italdesign and Williams Engineering, who helped make it come true. The story of the Deus Vayanne electric hypercar… by Edoardo Nastri

Truck&Design Magna Design, designing the Shacman DeLong X6000
Following global megatrends, such as sustainability, digitalization and urbanization, the transportation industry is transforming. Inspired by those trends, SHACMAN, one of China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers… by A&D

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