Frankfurt Motor Show live reports

Kia Proceed show car

I reported from the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on behalf of Car Design News, contributing six stories over the two press days of the show and also taking and picture-editing photographs of the key cars discussed.

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  • Peter Schreyer interview – I talked to Hyundai-Kia’s chief design officer about his role and the Kia Proceed show car
  • TX London Taxi, based on show-floor interviews with Peter Horbury, senior vice president of Geely Design, and David Ancona, design director & general manager of Geely Design Barcelona
  • Audi Aicon – an appraisal of the exterior design of Audi’s latest autonomous vehicle concept
  • Hyundai i30 Fastback, including a Q&A with Thomas B├╝rkle, chief designer at Hyundai’s Europe Design Center
  • Mercedes EQA – an opinion piece about the disappointing proportions of the concept electric A-Class
  • The rise of the fender-cam – a quick trends story noting the increasing number of concept cars with mirror-substitute cameras mounted on fenders rather than doors

Key quote
“The Proceed’s light signature around the windows is a unique way of defining character without using exaggerated bends in the sheet metal, all over the place without any order, which sometimes happens in this industry”
Peter Schreyer