Issue no. 249 summary

Cover story Jaguar design, reimagining design
The watchword is “luxury”, to which the adjective “modern” is added. With this flag Jaguar faces a race towards the future, through an epochal revolution that has also affected the internal structure, attributing the responsibility… by Fabio Galvano

Show Shanghai 2021, embracing a new era
Shanghai Auto Show has become the most influential show of the year. It is no exaggeration to call it the “New Energy Auto Show”. Out of over 60 new releases in the show, 34 were new energy vehicles… by Jingyao Li Sophie

Design story Kia EV6, contrasting elements
With the EV6, constructed on the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) and Kia’s first totally electric car, the Korean brand’s designers succeeded in surprising with new and unexpected formal treatments… by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Peugeot 308, injection of character
One effect of the relentless success of SUVs is that it has made inroads into the sales of classic hatchback saloons, an architecture that until recently was particularly popular in Europe. For it to make a comeback an injection of… by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Cupra Born, electric emotion
In the two years that have passed since the presentation of the el-Born concept to the birth of the production model Cupra Born (the name is that of one of the most iconic districts of Barcelona, but, in English, also conveys… by Fabio Galvano

Design story Citroën C5 X, against the tide
“Citroën mdels have always been driven by originality criteria to deliver innovation”. When talking about the C5 X, his latest creation, Pierre Leclercq, head of Citroën design since 2018, seems to echo Oscar Wilde… by Edoardo Nastri

Special feature Jeep – 80 years of adventures
Eighty years after its foundation, Jeep has not lost its calling: «To build vehicles that inspire a feeling of freedom and take us wherever we want to go», says Mark Allen, head of Jeep design. In these pages we tell you about the styling history of a brand that is firmly rooted in the past…by Silvia Baruffaldi, Edoardo Nastri

Interview Mark Allen / Jeep, tradition and the future
Eighty years of history and innovation. “The success of Jeep is strongly linked to our roots. We are one of the few brands that has a direct line with its own customers and organises special events where … by Edoardo Nastri

Design story Jeep Compass, continuous evolution
“Over the decades, Jeep has faced many challenges and has adapted to all of them. At first, with a wide-ranging evolution in the United States, where it was founded, then in an international context, becoming a global brand. Adaptation is at the base of its DNA”. Daniele Calonaci … by Silvia Baruffaldi

Design story Jeep Wrangler, efficient emotion
The Jeep Wrangler belongs to that very small circle of models able to preserve and, at the same time, evolve their identity over the decades. In 80 years of Jeep history, the Wrangler has been the fulcrum around which… by Edoardo Nastri

Concept car Estrema Fulminea, a wholly Italian jolt
And if breaking up the high-performance aggression of the thermal engine didn’t mean an unconditional sacrifice of certain stylistic features of the sports tradition? This seems to be the question flickering…by Silvio jr. Suppa

Lifestyle&Design Alcantara, sensory sustainability
An authentic benchmark for those who love the most sophisticated manifestations of the car; Italian excellence that plays in the recesses of art and fashion; sought-after lifestyle material that can enthral lovers of contemporary design… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Honda HR-V, the kind evolution
The arena of urban crossovers is filling out at a constant pace. Thus, whoever is tasked with new proposals, studies formula for unexpectedly sophisticated features: “We began with a philosophy of maximising wellbeing… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Design story Skoda Fabia, simply grown
Although some time has passed since the launch of the last generation Seat Ibiza, Volkswagen Polo and Audi A1 (introduced in March ’17, September ’17 and September ’18, respectively), only now has the line-up of… by Silvio jr. Suppa

Technology&Design New G Sessante, Brembo’s 60TH
Brembo has always been synonymous with high performance braking systems. Founded in 1961, the Italian company today celebrates its first sixty years of activity; an activity marked by ongoing technological research… by Francesco Barontini

School IED Misano, passion and rationality
A gutsy, compact open-top two-seater that challenges the canons of the classical barchetta with an innovative, asymmetrical layout where driver and passenger sit in tandem. The Suzuki Misano immediately brings to mind a… di Marta Cinti

Books Stephen Bayley The Age of Combustion (CIRCA); Gautam Sen Tom Tjaarda, Master of proportions (Dalton/Watson Fine Books)… by A&D

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