Munich IAA 2023 Developments

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Munich IAA Atmosphere… 2023

It was not a surprise to spot the dominating Chinese manufacturers in Munich.

Paris 2022 and Shanghai 2023 had revealed already the Chinese momentum.
It was impressive what level of design execution, material treatment and CMF atmosphere was shown with most of their showcased vehicles.

A distinct level of up-to-date Chinese design was chosen to impress the German audience.
Mission accomplished – success will follow.

Shanghai Auto Show 2023 Developments

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Shanghai Auto Show Atmosphere… 2023

There is a new benchmark for the worldwide automotive community in case of, young generation design fit,
time to market, new technology leadership, visible high tech statement, Asian empowerment, new brand creation, … just to name a few.

Chinese market power is clearly visible in quality, quantity and design. Chinese Young Premium on its way to maturity.

Thanks to Corona, there was an extra year of time for reshaping design and future strategies, clearly visible.

We had never seen an eye-opening show like this time in Shanghai, with less quirky concepts, instead of this,
more mature future design interpretations in concepts and production vehicle from China.

CES Las Vegas 2023 Developments

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CES Las Vegas 2023 Atmosphere

The quest for 100 % User Experience is going on.

A car should be the companion of the User (not of the driver).

The sleek and clean design from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Sony, Polestar, Lightyear
is expressing an understated and efficiency orientated level of sophistication.

Devices and vehicle, which connect the USER fully with the digital environment,
are the key products of the CES 2023.


…. and CARS

Paris Auto Show 2022 Developments

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Paris Auto Show 2022 Atmosphere

Just a few established automotive brands were seen on the show in Paris,
newcomer brands stepped into the breach.

The powerful Chinese EV brands could benefit from the absence of
European, Korean and Japanese competitors.

Asian (China / Vietnam) car manufacturer are on the radar with
increasing customer attention and positive feedback.

Hydrogen fuel cell technology as an increasing EV solution.

French brands have designed their concept vehicles with a new priority,
influenced from recycling and circularity.

Mid-Summer 2022 Developments

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Mid-Summer 2022

Beijing Auto Show was postponed with no definitive schedule – like two
years ago to October ?

So, we have created a Mid-Summer Design Report with the following topics:

Search for EV SIGNATURE ingredients: a change of focus zones, new front
end functionality, more attractive rear ends, more decorated illuminated
body side + roof

Increasing Chinese design taste dominance

Young Premium development in China, Europe and USA

CES Las Vegas Design Report 2022

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CES  Atmosphere…  2022

A careful start into the world of CES while pandemic normality as a mix of real and digital show acts.
The automotive community is heading towards unlimited mobility with a new extended playground called Metaverse to provide 100 % User Experience.


Munich IAA Design Report 2021

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Munich IAA Atmosphere…  2021

A small but important show, which is reflecting the consequences of the automotive disruption decade.

More design diversity, more expressive design, interior upgrades,  sophisticated exterior / interior deco, ultra compact urban vehicles,
increasingly different vehicle types

Shanghai Auto Show Design Report 2021

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Shanghai  Atmosphere…  2021

The statement of China’s leading position in the world wide automotive market is now almost applicable for its design power. It’s not the question, who is creating the best design, or which is the best design team? It is more the question, which design taste is leading and influencing the world market. Now, the Shanghai show is providing an increasing variety of design styles and material interpretation on an increasing number of vehicle body types, which will be successful in China and later world wide.

CES Las Vegas Design Report 2021

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CES  Atmosphere…  2021

A bit sad, …compared with last years CES, this time just half of the car manufacturers showed up on the digital show floor of the CES 2021.
But we can learn here that the entire sensual experience und perception of real and virtual products is so crucial for customers’ acceptance and market success. What a challenge for all the established car brands to handle the demands of the digital, – without burning fuel, – without showing real cars, during the learning process that they are not a software driven company… welcome to the electric future with its digital twist.

Beijing Auto Show Design Report 2020

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Beijing Atmosphere… 2020
Now, after the Corona lock down, we could take photos on a Motor Show again. The Beijing Show, postponed from April to the end of September, was a typical EV focused event with again lots of new Chinese brands. They have introduced some predictable cars and some exceptions, highlighted here in the report overview. But, it was a real show, not like the Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt, Detroit shows in the old world, all with an unclear future….