Autos


Posts filtered by tags: Design[x]


 

Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift

If you detected a whiff of sarcasm in that headline, your nose wasn’t off. Yes, style and beauty is entirely subjective, but the range-topping Bentley Bentayga has never found itself at the top of any writer’s sexiest-dressed list. And that’s okay! It’s big, it’s bold, and it sells, so Bentley naturally loves anything that generates […] The post Style King Bentley Bentayga Goes In for a Facelift appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Luxury, Autos, Bentley, New Cars, SUVs, Bentley Bentayga, News Blog, Bentayga, Product Planning


After the Gold Rush: Rolls-Royce Ready to Embrace Minimalism

We’ve covered how mainstream automakers rose to the coronavirus challenge ad nauseum, but what about companies whose customers dream of rich mahogany and yachting off Cannes all night? Well, just like a Silicon Valley tech mogul, Rolls-Royce spent these past few months reflecting, peering deep within its soul, all to learn how to become a […] The post After the Gold Rush: Rolls-Royce Ready to Embrace Minimalism appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Luxury, Autos, Silicon Valley, Rolls Royce, Cannes, Consumer Demand, News Blog, Bespoke, Buyer Preferences


2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan

The vehicle you see here may bear the name of a minivan, but Kia Motors affectionately (and perhaps optimistically) refers to it as a “Grand Utility Vehicle.” Appearing in South Korea on Wednesday wearing next-generation duds, the Carnival —aka the North American-market Sedona — apparently wants to be mistaken for an SUV. The brand’s designers […] The post 2021 Kia Carnival/Sedona: Don’t Call It a Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: South Korea, Design, Autos, Kia, Don, Sedona, Kia Motors, Kia Sedona, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


QOTD: Are We Done With Retro?

Nothing like a nice evening drive on a warm summer’s night, streetlights whipping by as the western horizon glows with hues of peach and lavender. Yessir, there’s nothing like some leisurely motoring. And what’s that up ahead? Oh, an FJ Cruiser, Toyota’s answer to the retro craze sweeping the industry back in the early to […] The post QOTD: Are We Done With Retro? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Heritage, Autos, Toyota, Retro, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


Does It Have to Be Said? Getting Hit by an SUV Is Worse Than Getting Hit by a Car, Study Finds

From the “No Shit” files comes a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In it, researchers reach an obvious conclusion that should surprise no one: tall, blunt-faced vehicles are far more likely to damage your sensitive, delicate body than low-riding passenger cars. Pick that jaw up off the floor. Analyzing car-pedestrian collisions […] The post Does It Have to Be Said? Getting Hit by an SUV Is Worse Than Getting Hit by a Car, Study Finds appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Design, Safety, Studies, Autos, IIHS, Pedestrian Safety, News Blog, Collisions, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety In


BMW M4 Leaks, Can Smell You Where You Sit

An abundance of fragrant pollen in your author’s neighborhood has led to increasing sinus distress over the past few days, but he wouldn’t trade places with the upcoming BMW M4 for a second. No, sir. Not with those flared nostrils. Leaked to the internet via the g20.bimmerpost forum, the muscled-up sibling to the 2021 BMW […] The post BMW M4 Leaks, Can Smell You Where You Sit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Bmw, M4, News Blog, BMW M4, Styling, Product Planning, Future Models


Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel

It seems potentially controversial front end treatments are today’s theme. After teasing its upcoming Santa Fe last week, Hyundai let it all out on Tuesday, debuting a wildly different fascia with which to temp buyers on the hunt for an “ultimate family adventure vehicle.” If you’re not up on your corporate marketing-speak, that’s how Hyundai […] The post Face Time: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Santa Fe, New Cars, Hyundai Santa Fe, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Giant Grilles, Hyundai Santa Fe Drops the Towel


Bat-distraction: New Batmobile Photos Released

As the year pivots from frustrating lockdowns amid a terrifying pandemic to utter lawlessness in the streets, we’ve all probably been waking up on the wrong side of the bed on a daily basis. Today, your author roused himself feeling particularly bitter as he realized the sniffle from last night has evolved into something a […] The post Bat-distraction: New Batmobile Photos Released appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Batman, Batmobile, Movie Cars, News Blog, Automotive Design, The Batman, Model Cars, Hollywood Cars, Movie Builds, Prop Cars


See Anything You Like? Next-generation Lexus IS Looms

I must make a confession. Of all the vehicles on the market today — a diverse crowd if there ever was one — no car’s rear end annoys me more than that of the Lexus IS. The brand’s sporty compact offering went in a controversial direction for its third generation, entering the 2014 model year […] The post See Anything You Like? Next-generation Lexus IS Looms appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Sales, Lexus, Autos, Is, New Cars, Sedans, News Blog, Lexus IS, Product Planning


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: Refresh Time Already

Hyundai apparently feels that boasting the freshest faces in the industry will help it woo the American buying public. With a full stable of crossovers now realized, it’s not a terrible strategy. Just two model years after its debut, the midsize Santa Fe crossover (which replaced the Santa Fe Sport and necessitated a name change […] The post 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe: Refresh Time Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Hyundai, Santa Fe, New Cars, Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Cuvs, 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen

Almost every day I go for a walk that takes me up the hill behind my apartment. And on that route, I pass by a black, base model Nissan Kicks parked in my neighbor’s driveway. A value special, for sure, and one with a decent amount of attributes — its starting price being topmost among them. […] The post Thai-market Nissan Kicks e-Power Could be a Design Omen appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Technology, Autos, Nissan, Fuel Economy, Hybrid, Nissan Kicks, News Blog, Refresh, Styling, Product Planning, E-Power, 2021 Nissan Kicks, Nissan Kicks e-Power


Bolder, or Blander? Upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Apparently Spied

A Spanish Instagram account seemingly leaked photos of an uncovered next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class late Tuesday, showing off the flagship’s new face and caboose and revealing something far more noteworthy: a screen-heavy cockpit that throws tradition to the wind. Not that the previous S-Class’ cabin was overly festooned with traditional buttons or dials. Still, the new […] The post Bolder, or Blander? Upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class Apparently Spied appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Mercedes Benz, Spy Photos, News Blog, Product Planning, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Future Models, S-class


QOTD: Keep a Lid on Things?

Last night’s online conversation about bad General Motors vehicles wasn’t the first of its kind, and it’ll surely not be the last. More important than restful sleep, wee-hours back-and-forths about rattly but somehow indestructible GM J-bodies are an important part of staying sane as lockdown measures remain in place on both sides of the Detroit […] The post QOTD: Keep a Lid on Things? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, General Motors, Autos, Detroit, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day, Rooflines


Hyundai, Genesis Design Boss Hits the Road

The man behind the expressive designs rolling out of Hyundai and the newly sporty elegance of the fledgling Genesis brand is leaving the company. As reported by Automotive News, Luc Donckerwolke, who joined the automaker in 2015 after a prestigious career at Volkswagen Group, is stepping down as chief designer. The automaker cites “personal reasons” […] The post Hyundai, Genesis Design Boss Hits the Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Designers, Autos, Road, Hyundai, Genesis, Volkswagen Group, Automotive News, News Blog, Luc Donckerwolke


Sometimes It’s Just Nice to Hear a Car Designer Talk About Driving

Ever been to a party where the most interesting person wasn’t the life of the room, but the quiet person in the corner, calmly — perhaps a little shyly — sipping their drink and taking in all the things occurring before them? Vehicle designers seem like that person. The braggadocious CEOs and upper-level execs can […] The post Sometimes It’s Just Nice to Hear a Car Designer Talk About Driving appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Designers, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, JLR, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Future Models, Julian Thomson


It’s Official: The Kia Telluride Is the Early ’90s Maxima

Awards mean damn little around here, as most “official” accolades foisted upon various models carry as much weight as a gnat. The GM X-body once boasted a well-stocked trophy case. And that’s the way it remains, for now and forever, though the recipient of the most recent big-ticket award deserves mention, if only because it […] The post It’s Official: The Kia Telluride Is the Early ’90s Maxima appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Awards, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, Telluride, Kia Telluride, News Blog


Honda Snubs Touchscreen Controls: Good Idea, or Great Idea?

As the status of the North American Honda Fit remains unknown, its more evolved global sibling (the Jazz) hasn’t held our interest. With sales of economy vehicles still losing ground to crossovers and U.S. Fit volume going from modest to borderline meager over the last five years, there’s a good chance Honda may not bother […] The post Honda Snubs Touchscreen Controls: Good Idea, or Great Idea? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Editorials, Autos, User Experience, Honda, Interior Design, News Blog, Honda Fit, Automotive Trends, Volume Knobs, Touch Controls, Hona Jazz, HVAC controls, Physical Controls


FCA’s Lead Designer Seems to Be Having Fun With Us

With the coronavirus keeping everyone on the cusp of cabin fever, we’ve seen unaccompanied celebrities release collaborative renditions of terrible songs in order to maintain their fragile egos, museums offering virtual tours and activities, and texts from good people that we haven’t heard from in ages. The secret to living in isolation, it seems, is to […] The post FCA’s Lead Designer Seems to Be Having Fun With Us appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Ralph Gilles, Renderings, News Blog, Automotive Design, Auto Humor, Car Comedy


QOTD: The Worst a Man Can Get?

In this time of stress, fear, and uncertainty, please forgive the gendered headline, online Millennials. It applies to all genders. Having said that, this week’s release of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, a bread-and-butter product for the Korean brand, got this author thinking about design. Specifically, the decisions taken by design teams between major styling revamps. […] The post QOTD: The Worst a Man Can Get? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


Working an Angle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Teased

Nothing says Hollywood like the compact Hyundai Elantra, apparently. That’s where the next-generation Elantra sedan will make its debut, and you can bet hand sanitizer will be on hand at the March 17th world premiere. Global audiences are invited to tune in from their hermetically sealed apartments. As you can see here, the automaker’s best-selling […] The post Working an Angle: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Teased appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Hollywood, Design, Autos, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Elantra, 2021 Hyundai Elantra


QOTD: Having a Change of Heart?

We’ve talked in the past about models that left a bad first impression, then grew into themselves over successive years and generations — eventually earning our respect, and perhaps even our desire. My choice in that exercise was the Mercedes-Benz CLS, a model that aged like Robert Downey Jr. over its 20-year lifespan. For the […] The post QOTD: Having a Change of Heart? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Robert Downey Jr, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Mercedes Benz CLS, Question of the Day


Interview: GMC’s Michael Stapleton on All-New 2021 Yukon’s Interior

The brand's Director of Design for Interiors explains the vehicle's overhaul While GMC’s Denali line (which originally appeared as a trim level for the full-size Yukon SUV) has taken on a life of its own over the past  20 years and now enjoys status as a successful luxury sub-brand, the knock against them is that they haven’t quite delivered a premium-level interior. With that in …
Tags: Design, Interview, Interviews, Cars, Automotive, Gm, Interiors, Trucks, SUVs, Interior Design, Yukon, Gmc, Denali, Michael Stapleton, 2021 Yukon


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Women shaping the design world, India's wine industry, the recipe for black concrete and more Farewell to the Plastic Bags of NYC While the single-use plastic bag ban in New York (instated 1 March) is undeniably necessary, the bags’ kitsch designs have become synonymous with the city. Graphic designer Sho Shibuya collected more than 200 different types of bags over several years and photographed some …
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, Science, Design, News, NYC, India, Environment, Cars, Tech, Sustainability, Materials, Architecture, Bags, Antarctica


2021 Genesis G80: Going Streakin’

Lexus has the spindle grille, BMW has kidneys, and Genesis now has twin horizontal streaks as its signature styling cue. Front and back and even on the sides, illuminated parallel lines are the next-generation G80 sedan’s defining design flourish. Revealed late Wednesday on Instagram (a coronavirus-free but still virulent venue), the upcoming midsize sedan looks […] The post 2021 Genesis G80: Going Streakin’ appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Bmw, New Cars, Genesis, News Blog, Product Planning, Genesis G80, G80, Genesis Motors, 2021 Genesis G80


Nosing Into a New Era: BMW Concept i4

No, this isn’t the grille-heavy Concept 4 BMW released last year — it’s the Concept i4, a preview of the electric sedan slated for production next year. That other concept heralded the next-generation 4 Series. Sporting four doors and a front-end design BMW adamantly believes will attract more buyers than it repels, the Concept i4 […] The post Nosing Into a New Era: BMW Concept i4 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, News Blog, I4, Product Planning, Future Models, BMW i4, BMW Concept i4


The Bentley Centanne concept encases the riders with a panoramic all-glass top

Almost like a convertible, but with an all-glass top, the Bentley Centanne literally captures the feeling of driving under the stars. The bespoke ‘grand tourer’ concept comes with a design that flows from start to end in the iconic powerful olive green, and with a panoramic glass top that cascades from the windshield all the way to the rear of the vehicle in a spectacular fashion. The front grill features an embossed 8, doing a hat-tip to the Le Mans 8. The coupe seats two at the front, but also...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Automotive, Bentley, Concept, Joseph Robinson, Centanne, Bentley Centanne


Jaguar’s Revised F-Type Surprises on the Back Roads of Portugal

Test-driving reveals much about two variations of the new-generation vehicle In Portugal, driving two variations of the new-generation Jaguar F-Type, we remembered that sometimes a car will surprise you. The F-Type R, with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, has a starting price of more than $103,000. The other is a four-cylinder model—less interestingly named the P300—which starts at a more approachable $61,600. It’s that one—the less …
Tags: Design, Cars, Automotive, Portugal, Driving, Jaguar, Sports Cars, Convertibles, Test Drive, F-type, V8, Test Drives, F-Type R, P300


Mercedes' New Push-Pull Steering Wheel So Effective, Formula 1 Bans it Almost Immediately

Here's an interesting bit of UI design: A push-pull steering wheel that confers a competitive advantage.Since the car was first invented, the steering wheel had a single job: To turn the front wheels. And with the exception of the tilt/telescoping feature used in modern cars to set ergonomic preferences, the only motion a steering wheel was capable of was rotating in one direction or the other.However, recent in-cockpit footage of Mercedes/AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Louis Hamilton revealed s...
Tags: Design, Cars, Mercedes, Hamilton, FIA, Das, Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Louis Hamilton, Autosport Sadly for Mercedes


This adorable Italian electric trike can be driven with a car driving license

Embodying the spirit of the golden age of Italian automobile design, with clear cues from Vespa and Lambretta, this is the Microletta… an adorable 3-wheeled automobile that was designed to be the Microlino’s younger sister.The Microletta captures the joys of driving a scooter, with the stability associated with four-wheeled automobiles. It comes with two wheels at the front and one at the back, almost like a cross between a scooter and a Segway. This format was adopted to provide overall stabili...
Tags: Europe, Design, Automotive, Vespa, Gogoro, Scooter, Motorcycle, Trike, Lambretta, Micro Mobility, Electric Trike, Microletta


Rolls-Royce’s Whispers App Offers Customers Exclusive Experiences, Products And Each Other

Double-R owners engage with the brand and its partners through a luxurious new community platform Owners of a Rolls-Royce from 2003 onward now have access to their own online community, Whispers, that connects them to content, experiences and products, other owners and company employees. All owners are welcome to join, but if you sell your (only) Rolls you’ll have to give up your membership in the …
Tags: Travel, Apps, Design, Technology, Shopping, Cars, Tech, E-commerce, Automotive, Luxury, Experiences, Rolls-royce, RR, Experiential



Filters
show more filters
May - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
June - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
July - 2020
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031