Articles about Car Designer

The change in scenery also includes new leadership
Jaguar has just spent £500 million (around P31.9 billion) on a new design studio. That says some significant things about the future of the brand.The studio is right in the middle of Jaguar Land Rover's Gaydon site, the very
Because cars aren’t the only vehicles these Italians can design
How do you follow the launch of a 1,900hp all-electric hypercar? For Pininfarina, the answer was simple-design a train, of course.Now, this may seem a little out of the blue, but the Italian design house does actually have
Expect a big change in future Koenigsegg supercars
Having glanced at the featured image above, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Christian von Koenigsegg (CvK) was about to drop the hottest collab album of 2019. As much as we wish this was true, what he's actually doing is
“I’ve done what I set out to do. Time for a new adventure”
Ian Callum, one of the titans of modern car design, is departing from his job as Jaguar's design director. He has been there 20 years, overseeing a full transformation of the sedans and sports cars, the launch of the SUVs, and
Wini Camacho makes us proud to be Filipino
Contrary to popular belief, no production car (at least in this day and age) is designed by one man alone. Even the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro had a whole team of designers working under him during the conceptualization if the Delorean DMC-12.
A jeepney makeover by a world-class Filipino car designer
Our kababayan car designer Winifredo Camacho was featured in our April issue this year because of a very special achievement: He had played a big role in the design of the current- model Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In the world of automobile
An inspiring tale for aspiring designers
Want to become a car designer? Ian Callum, design director at Jaguar, sent a letter at the age of 13 and hasn't looked back. Over to Ian...Fifty years ago, I sent a set of drawings to Jaguar's vice president,
What makes a design timeless?
The man pictured above is Wini Camacho, a car designer who has been with Mercedes-Benz for the past two decades. He works for one of the biggest automotive brands in the world, and he's Filipino. That's right, Camacho got
Remember Randy Rodriguez?
If you're viewing this on a mobile device and can't see the video, please click here. So you've seen the supremely awesome Nissan Titan Warrior concept--the meanest-looking pickup truck we've come across lately. We absolutely fell
Winner of Top Design School Challenge
A little over a month ago, we ran a story on the Ferrari Top Design School Challenge. Basically, the goal of the competition was to find the best vision of what the Italian carmaker's vehicles would look like by the time
An old soul in a new body
Old soul inside a new body--we can't think of better words with which to describe the hand-built Jannarelly Design-1, an all-new "classic-inspired" two-seater sports car that pays homage to the glory days of the automotive
Join Mazda PH's MX-5 design competition
I'm not going to lie: Being an automotive journalist is a pretty cool gig. So cool, in fact, that I often catch myself wondering what I did in my juvenile past to deserve this job. To be honest, there are not
We attend a university talk hosted by Volkswagen PH
By now, most of you know that Volkswagen Philippines invited Simon Loasby, the design director of Volkswagen Group China, to speak and be one of the highlights during its Philippine International Motor Show presentation last week.A day before the start of
Take note if you're an aspiring car designer
During a recent trip to Japan, we were fortunate enough to visit the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi. This sprawling campus is the creative center of the company, so just being there was a very big deal.An even bigger deal was
To prove it isn't just about the QQ
Chery, one of the many Chinese car brands that, among other things, are known for cloning the vehicles of other carmakers and then branding and selling these as their own, is now out to make a name for itself. Its solution? Hire
Another legend passes away
Sergio Pininfarina, honorary chairman of the Pininfarina Group, passed away yesterday, July 3. A graduate of mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in 1950, he began his career in the family firm, Carrozzeria Pinin Farina, where he climbed up the corporate
To define the brand's future design direction
A different hand will now be penning Volvo vehicles as the Swedish carmaker has appointed Thomas Ingenlath as its new vice president of design. Ingenlath replaces Peter Horbury, who has been bumped up to be the senior vice president of design for
And his name is Chris...
Hyundai is taking a page off of its sister company Kia by acquiring the services of a German carmaker's design chief. No, Hyundai didn't get the critically-acclaimed yet much-maligned Chris Bangle of BMW. The Korean carmaker recruited a
Here's visible proof
What you see above is the handiwork of Top Gear Philippines reader Feliciano Ababon III, sent to us nearly three years ago. Well, he e-mailed us again recently with a new batch of car sketches. He says he is now an
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