The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.
The design and engineering capabilities of Mazda are remarkable. Realize that according to Autodata, in 2014 Mazda’s share of the U.S. market was 1.9%—and the share of the Ford Fusion alone was 1.9%. Yet the CX-3 subcompact crossover and the MX-5 roadster are vehicles that few other vehicle manufacturers can match.
ZF (zf.com) is working to develop technologies that will contribute to safer, more-efficient, and, yes, even automated driving. And we had the chance to literally take these for a drive.
Scion has always been a bit, well, quirky. And perhaps in keeping with that off-beat approach to the industry, it is launching two entirely different vehicles—a sedan and a hatch—at the same time. Which, when you realize that they represent 40% of the showroom (the other cars being the FR-S, tC and xB), is somewhat . . . unusual.
Although the exterior design is something to behold, the cockpit isn’t any less considered and executed.
Ford is taking its Edge to a lot of markets—more than 100. So this second-generation of its midsize two-row crossover has to check a lot of boxes.
When I saw the headline “Audi Faces Challenging Task in Japan” I immediately thought, “Uh-oh.
It doesn’t seem that long ago, but you have to roll back the clock to 2003 to get to the first generation Scion xB.