Designing The 2021 Jeep Wagoneer Concept

Chris Benjamin and Tim Aness on reimagining a classic, inside and out

Originally produced from 1963 to 1993, the Jeep Wagoneer oozes nostalgia—from the boxy shape to its wood paneling. Redesigning such an icon guarantees backlash, but the 2021 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer Concept balances retro Americana with contemporary style, courtesy of curvier lines and premium materials. A sophisticated and significant design choice, there’s no Jeep insignia anywhere on the vehicle—inside or out. But the lack …

Reimagining the Honda Civic Hatchback

Lead designer Daisuke Tsutamori explains how the team managed to make this new design just a little bit radical

Possibly the most successful car in Honda’s history, the Civic hit America’s shores in the midst of a gas crisis in the mid-1970s and became the first large-volume Honda car sold in the US. Next year, we’ll see the 11th generation Civic sold worldwide, debuting as a 2022 Hatchback model. With Americans buying fewer cars, and committing more to SUV crossovers, Honda had to shake …

A Look at The Just-Unveiled 2021 Acura TLX

Sporty and precise, this vehicle is the Japanese carmaker's Type-S Concept come to life

Born in the late ’80s, when Japanese carmakers were considered infallible, Acura (Honda’s luxury vehicle division) has, like Honda itself, gone through fits and starts from a design perspective. The outgoing TLX tried to signal a balance between luxury and performance visually, but that left it stuck in the middle. In fall this year, however, we’ll see the just-unveiled, American-designed 2021 TLX (based heavily on …