The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?
The Acura Type S Concept continues with the Precision Concept style and performance image but injects a bolder performance element to it. Dave Marek and Ben Davidson delve into what sets this concept apart from the pack.
Automobili Pininfarina is leaning on EV technology to explore the outer edge of the envelop in sustainability and performance with the Battista and the Pura. This new OEM won't build cars you like, they'll build cars you'll love!
At the LA Auto Show one thing is certainly clear; the battle of EV and internal combustion engines is all but over. The battery-powered devils allow for a new paradigm in transportation.
The Lincoln Aviator is the vision for Lincoln Motor Company and it's basic four tenants, which are the beauty, gliding, human, and sanctuary. Designers, led by Kemal Curić, call this Quiet Flight.
Working at an OEM, or a company that has strong heritage, you have cues and a strong past to rely on influencing your future products. At Rivian, starting from scratch, four designers tell the tale of a start-up!
Experts conceptualized future cities, mobility solutions and human experiences made possible with advanced artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cloud computing, e-mobility, vertical transportation and more.
“The design of the BMW Concept 8 Series provides a fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues, and it also showcases a new approach" - Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design
With a clever use of space and interior materials, the XC40 introduces a bold rendition of Scandinavian design and functionality. “It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo lineup.” - Håkan Samuelsson
"The car’s surfaces have a sense of precision and contemporary clarity about them that lends added impact to the car’s efficient character.” - Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design