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Translating car design into furniture and other consumer goods is all the rage this month. For Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile), Mazda highlighted its Kodo Design language reincarnated as a sofa and bicycle. Ford got even more diverse, unleashing the styling of the all-new GT supercar on a varied selection of designs, from pieces of furniture, to a foosball table, to a sailboat, to a guitar. Read More
Renault’s Megane RS 275 Trophy combines a stiff, focused chassis with a strong, torquey 2.0-liter to create one of the sharpest handling hot-hatches out there. Gizmag spent a week with the Trophy to find out what all the fuss is about. Read More
Missing deliveries because you're out or the courier not turning up at the expected time is a common annoyance. If Audi has its way, however, it may be one that you don't have to put up with for much longer. The firm is piloting a service that lets couriers deliver to the trunk of your car. Read More
Volkswagen is at the Shanghai International Auto Show hinting at a possible expansion of its model range with its C Coupé GTE concept that is designed to appeal to the Chinese market. The automaker says that "if it were to go into production," the roughly 5 meter- (16.4 ft) long saloon would slot in between the Passat and Phaeton in Volkswagens model line up. Read More
You could argue that the passenger seat is largely redundant in a chauffeur-driven vehicle, aside from providing a handy place for the driver to put their packed lunch and newspaper. Volvo is looking to make better use of that space – for the rear-seat passenger at least – by removing the passenger seat and replacing it with a multi-purpose luxury footrest. Read More
One of these days, surely Audi is going to release an all-out off-road super sports car. Until then, we'll just have to settle for sporty, overpowered crossover concepts. Following up on last year's TT offroad and 2013's Nanuk Quattro, Audi is premiering the new Prologue allroad at this year's Auto Shanghai show. The concept picks up where last month's Prologue Avant left off, throwing an alarmingly powerful but efficient 734-hp hybrid powertrain into the mix. Read More
BMW has announced a host of new technologies that will be coming to its new 7 Series range. The firm says the tech, which includes driverless parking and gesture control functionalities, will deliver improved lightweight design, driving dynamics, comfort, intelligent connectivity and operation. Read More

Once upon a time, racing game enthusiasts could only dream of graduating from competing on-screen to competing on-track. Then, in 2008, Nissan and Gran Turismo began a partnership that would give people that very chance. The GT Academy is now back for a seventh year. Read More

This is the year that automotive companies will tantalize eyes and minds with full visions of autonomous cars. Mercedes opened up the year with the intriguing F 015 design study, and Italdesign Giugiaro showed its own version of autonomy with the Geneva-debuted GEA. Chevrolet has an equally intriguing self-driving vision, and it calls it the FNR. The "futuristic capsule" is loaded with next-generation styling, technology and ideas. Read More
If you share a car with your other half then there's bound to come a time when you both need to use it for different reasons. Well, a new concept design would mean that you could. The Lane Splitter is a car that splits apart and becomes two motorbikes. Read More
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