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Kia Makes Jochen Paesen Vice President of Interior Design; XCeed Wins Red Dot Award

Kia has appointed Jochen Paesen as vice president of its Interior Design Group. Paesen will be based at the Kia Design Center in Namyang, Korea and report to Karim Habib, who joined the brand last year. Paesen’s role will be to oversee the development […]

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Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP Wins ‘Red Dot 2020’ Design Award

The Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP has won a ‘Red Dot 2020’ design award in the ‘Smart product’ category. Declared as having an ‘outstanding design’ by a 40-member judging panel, the superbike was first revealed at last year’s EICMA show and is the latest machine […]

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China’s AIWAYS to Open European Order Books for All-Electric U5 SUV

Chinese car brand AIWAYS has announced it is to start taking online orders for its U5 all-electric SUV from European buyers from the end of April. Secured via a small deposit, the U5 will be offered exclusively via a direct-to-customer sales model, and not […]

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More Complexity, More 3D Printing for Bugatti

“As fine and accurate as a spider’s web, yet as stable as a solid steel structure and extremely light” – that’s how designers at Bugatti like to describe components made using 3D printing. And so it comes as no surprise then that both the […]

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Urus SUV Spearheads Lamborghini’s Sales Boom

Lamborghini achieved its best-ever results across the board, “entering new dimensions” in 2019. The Italian sports car brand says it outperformed all previous key business benchmarks: sales, turnover, and profitability. Turnover grew in 2019 by 28% to be precise, from €1.42 billion to €1.81 […]

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