4th Auto® again gathered in Zagreb some of the world top car designers – from Peter Stevens, designer of mythical McLaren F1, to Carlo Gaino, designer of bizarre Lancia ECV 2. This mass orientated event mission is to promote automotive design. Auto® was packed with various happenings. Panel discussion gathered around question how to define supercar today when their performance is matched by ordinary cars. Can EV be supercar was questioned in lectures byChris Longmore, designer of Lightning GT and Adriano Mudri, designer of Rimac Concept_One. Alessio Minchella from IED gave an inside glimpse on car designers perspective of world and sources of their inspiration. Elena Ristancevska spoke on future trends in colour and trim. Volvo organised design workshop for V40 exterior stickers that should underline Volvo brand values. Visitors could get their hands dirty in clay modelling workshop by Custom Creations under Dario Dropucic guidance. Three models were mad upon projects submitted to Design Challenge. Other selected Design Challenge projects were presented through exhibition. 2012 task was to design urban electric micro vehicle (EµV). Winners have been chosen by conference speakers and Prof. Gordon Murray. 119 projects were submitted and winners are Stoycho Dobrev (BG) in Young Designers category and Mathew Rogers (UK) in Professional category.

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