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 …

How Toyota’s 2014 FT-1 Concept Became the 2020 GR Supra

We speak with Kevin Hunter, president of Toyota’s North American design studio, about making the car a reality

It’s been six years since Toyota‘s FT-1 concept car debuted in Detroit, and not many fully understand its relationship to the 2020 GR Supra (co-developed with BMW) that’s available now, nor just how novel the car was in the first place. When Kevin Hunter—president of Toyota’s North American design studio, Calty Design Research—was working on the FT-1, there was no plan to return the Supra to production and …

Inside the 2020 Corvette with Brett Golliff, Global Design Manager

An expert's insights on the interiors, colors and philosophy behind the new Stingray

“Nobody needs a Corvette for its function; they need it for its emotion,” Brett Golliff, Global Color and Trim Design Manager for Chevrolet at General Motors, explains to us. “They need it because it speaks for them; they need it because it brings something else out in them.” The all new, eighth-generation 2020 Corvette Stingray brings out quite bit—something we learned on the track outside …