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2021 Dacia Sandero and Logan first official images show modern design

a car parked in a parking lot: 2021 Dacia Logan

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2021 Dacia Logan

The full reveal is scheduled for September 29.

Following a preview last week, Dacia has published the first official images of the third-generation Sandero. We’ll have to wait until the end of the month for full details and a complete gallery, so these images will have to suffice for now. Shown alongside the regular supermini is the Sandero Stepway, a crossover take on the subcompact hatchback to capitalise on the SUV boom that shows no signs of slowing down.

With a far more modern design and a switch to the latest Renault Clio platform, the Sandero is literally an all-new car. Dacia is being coy on details for the time being, but it does mention the car has a wider track now and a lower roofline. Finally, the door handles are no longer hinged at the top and there’s a new Y-shaped light signature

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Next-Gen Nissan Pathfinder Spied Showing Overhauled Interior

Nissan Pathfinder Interior Spy Photos

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Nissan Pathfinder Interior Spy Photos

The infotainment system looks much more modern.

A new generation of Nissan Pathfinder is on the way. This batch of spy shots is our first chance to see its development in months. The engineers strip off some camouflage, and there are photos of the interior this time.

Compared to the earlier images, the grille of this Pathfinder is a little more visible. The outward flared vertical portions suggest Nissan’s V-shaped grille is sticking around. The lower fascia is also on display, and it shows a simple, horizontal design. At

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MC20 Maserati Centro Stile Exterior design

Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb

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Hyundai’s Design Chief Says New 2022 Tucson Will “Pop” Amongst Rivals In A Competitive Segment

2022 Hyundai Tucson debut
Hyundai’s new fourth-gen Tucson will compete internationally in the hyper-competitive compact crossover segment. Hyundai

Hyundai’s all-new 2022 Tucson proves there’s still a lot of life in the compact crossover segment, and that design matters as much as multiple powertrain options.

The fourth-generation Hyundai Tucson is an important global launch for the brand that will roll out gradually. It goes on sale this month in Korea as a 2021 model and will come to the U.S. and other markets sometime in the first half of 2021 for the 2022 model year.  

Hyundai has sold over 7 million Tucsons internationally since it launched the first generation in 2004. Though the new version will come in both short- and long-wheelbase variants, the U.S. will only see the stretched model, a strategy on par with the American consumers’ taste for larger vehicles.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson will offer four main powertrain configurations: gasoline, diesel,

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New Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO Ten-Color Perfector Press Enhances Ultra-Rich Design Capabilities at TPC Printing & Packaging

Luxury packaging printer reaches new levels of quality and output with its newest Koenig & Bauer press

  • New Rapida posts significant 50% increase in output with less machine hours
  • Increased speeds of 30% and reduced make-ready time of 50% due to improved automation
  • Additional 60% capacity delivered into TPC’s pressroom
  • The perfector and cold foil units add enormous design capabilities for TPC’s world-class consumer retailers and well-known brand names

When world-class consumer retailers and well-known brand names require an especially unique luxury package, they turn to TPC Printing and Packaging, a highly-decorated boutique printer with an outstanding reputation for producing a wide range of high-end custom folding cartons and promotional packaging. At its Chattanooga, TN facility, the privately-owned firm operates a stable of automated Koenig & Bauer presses including two Rapida 105 eight-color plus coater presses and its new Koenig & Bauer Rapida 105 PRO 10-color

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Designs For Dignity Celebrates 20 Years

For 20 years, Designs for Dignity has harnessed the power of design to create pro bono spaces for nonprofits across the country. Ahead of its anniversary, we catch up with CEO Jennifer Sobecki as she rings in two decades of community enrichment.

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Where did the idea for Designs for Dignity come from?
Designs for Dignity was founded by interior designer Susan Fredman in 2000. She assisted a local nonprofit organization with pro bono design services and realized the need is tremendous. We can meet that need through a permanent recycling program for the design industry—designers give back their time and talent, manufacturers and vendors provide materials and nonprofits apply for grants for D4D’s services annually. It’s a win-win from a sustainability perspective, and lives are transformed for the greater good.

What nonprofits have you designed spaces for?
We’ve designed spaces for myriad organizations over the past two decades

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New Hanover County, NC, Considers Self-Storage Design Regulations

The New Hanover, N.C., County Board of Commissioners is considering several self-storage design requirements that would apply where new projects are zoned by right. The move mirrors aesthetic demands officials typically place on developments proposed for areas in which storage is a conditional use. If adopted, the restrictions would apply to building exteriors, colors and materials, according to the source.

Restrictions under consideration include:

  • Transparent windows or doors would comprise at least 10 percent of a building façade that faces a public or private street, shared parking area, pedestrian walkway or designated open space.
  • Building exteriors visible from the street or abutting properties would feature color tones found predominately in the natural environment.
  • Metal would be prohibited as a primary material on exterior walls and perimeters visible from an arterial street or residential district or development.
  • Outdoor storage would be limited to licensed and operational boats and
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How One NFL Team Paid Tribute to a Very Special Fan

The kickoff for the 2020 National Football League season was always going to be disappointing because of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, but the lack of fans turned out not to be the sport’s biggest problem. Throughout the first weekend of the NFL, fans cringed and tuned out as their favorite teams and players either kneeled during the national anthem or skipped it altogether.

With a pandemic, an economic crisis, a do-or-die election, raging wildfires, skyrocketing crime, and anarchy in the streets, many fans were looking for a distraction in the NFL. What they got was a political lecture. But there was one fan who made it impossible for his favorite team to ignore him.

Mo Gaba, a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Ravens, died at age 14 in July after battling cancer throughout his childhood. Certainly, any young fan succumbing to a devastating illness would have made an impression, but

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CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: L-Acoustics Merges Pro Audio with Modern Industrial Design to Deliver Creations

For those in the commercial audio market L-Acoustics is a familiar name as a benchmark audio company. Focusing the resources of its respected research and development (R&D) team to produce a residential line of products, the company recently entered the home market through the launch of its L-Acoustics Creations division. 

Over in the commercial world of pro sound, L-Acoustics’ users vary from acts such as Post Malone, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) as the audio company behind the league’s Florida-based bubble sound during the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.

“[We are] very well known in the professional audio world and earlier this year we launched a new division we called L-Acoustics Creations. L-Acoustics Creations is the division that allows us to bring our professional audio products into the residential marketplace for the first time,” explains Nick Fichte, business manager, global, L-Acoustics Creations. 

“So, we’re showcasing

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Women Who CARE hosting facemask-decorating fundraiser to support Trauma-Informed Care project | Announcements

Women Who CARE is hosting “30 Days of Masking,” a personal face covering-decorating event and fundraiser, running now through the end of October.

The group invites the public to participate by purchasing a pre-made mask-decorating kit for $10, use the kit components to decorate the mask that’s included, and then submit a photo of the final product by sharing the image on Women Who CARE’s Facebook page ( and/or on your personal social media accounts using the hashtag #forthealthcare.

Kits can be purchased online at while supplies last. Proceeds will support the Trauma-Informed Care training project in partnership with Every Child Thrives.

How to order your mask-decorating kit(s)

$10 will secure one mask kit, but participants can order more than one kit. Women Who CARE also gladly will accept any donation amount above what is needed for a kit to help enhance the services it can offer the Trauma-Informed

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