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2010-12-07 08:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver and black are in tight competition for the title of "world's most popular car color," according to DuPont (NYSE: DD). As the global automotive coatings leader, DuPont issued its 58th Global Automotive Color Popularity Report today, which includes automotive color popularity information and regional trends from 11 leading automotive regions of the world. Each year, the DuPont report reflects data from established and emerging growth...

2010-11-19 11:05:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cadillac Aera concept vehicle won the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, tying with Smart and besting entries from seven other automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Maybach. GM Advanced Design has now won the honor more times than any other design team; this is its third victory since 2005. This is the seventh year for the contest, and this year designers were asked to envision the "1,000 lb. car" and...

2010-11-19 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a tie was announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show's 2010 Design Challenge. After much deliberation, the judges selected the Cadillac Aera and smart 454 WWT as the two well-deserved winners. The designs were selected for their comfort, safety and driving performance - without sacrificing the styling consumers demand. This year's theme challenged automotive design studios to envision a four-passenger, 1,000 lb. Car. (Logo:...

2010-11-17 13:12:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- From concept cars to everyday vehicles, the North Hollywood Advanced Design Center has played a vital role in some of the most notable automotive designs in the last decade. Since opening its doors in January of 2000, the center has continued a tradition of innovation by marrying the essence of the past with the trends of the future. See video from General Motors at:...

2010-11-15 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GM is marking 10 years of automotive design at its North Hollywood Advanced Design Center, a milestone that honors GM's rich California heritage and celebrates the innovative spirit of the designers who are creating the vehicles of the future. "GM Design traces its roots back to Hollywood native Harley Earl and California's rich, diverse and eclectic culture, which has inspired some of our greatest designs over the past century," said Ed Welburn,...

2010-11-10 13:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director, SMDI communications. In this position, she is responsible for developing and implementing SMDI's overall strategic communications planning and ensuring coordination and integration across the market programs. Lorincz will also continue to oversee and develop communications initiatives for SMDI's Automotive Market programs. "During...

2010-11-04 00:00:40

Hydra Design Labs, Southern California's newest Automotive Design Studio has officially launched. Featuring a team of automotive design veterans, together they have worked on over 25 concept vehicles and over 20 production cars. Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) November 3, 2010 Hydra Design Labs, Southern California's newest Automotive Design Studio has officially launched. Featuring a team of automotive design veterans; Jon Hull, Mike Desmond, Gary Ragle, and Chris Schuttera. Together...

2010-10-29 13:49:00

DETROIT, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Motors Foundation today provided a $10,000 grant to the scholarship fund of the Organization of Black Designers (OBD) to support the non-profit organization in its mission to offer financial aid to creative young people at major design schools across the country. The OBD launched an initiative in 2009 to establish a scholarship funding program. However, as is the case with many non-profit organizations in the present environment, the OBD is...

2010-09-30 02:00:00

ST. LOUIS and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Solutia Inc., (NYSE: SOA) the world's leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer for laminated glass, introduced the company's new Saflex® S series advanced solar absorbing interlayer for the global automotive glazing market. The product is being featured this week at the company's booth at Glasstec 2010, held in Dusseldorf, Germany. (Logo:...

2010-08-17 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With consumers seeking to minimize consumption of the earth's resources, auto manufacturers and designers are challenged to meet these growing socio- and economic trends with style and finesse, all while adhering to government and safety regulations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060612/LAM005LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060612/LAM005LOGO) This year's Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge asks design studios to...