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Automotive Production

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The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.


  • Automotive Production
  • On Mazda: The CX-3 & the MX-5

    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.

  • Automotive Production
  • Technical Developments out of Friedrichshafen & Beyond

    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.

  • Automotive Production
  • Still Scion After All These Years

    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.

  • Automotive Production
  • Inside the NSX

    Although the exterior design is something to behold, the cockpit isn’t any less considered and executed.

  • Automotive Production
  • One Edge. One Ford.

    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.


    Another Audi Diesel

    When I saw the headline “Audi Faces Challenging Task in Japan” I immediately thought, “Uh-oh.

    Developing the 2016 Toyota Tacoma

    “We’re engineers.

    Bye-bye xB

    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.