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 ( 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.


    Lighten Up

    This is the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster: We’re running that picture not only because it is. . . well just look at it.

    A Mighty Wind at GM

    Wind tunnel testing is absolutely essential for creating cars and trucks that are sufficiently slippery to cut through the air with efficiency for improved fuel efficiency.

    After Hours in L.A.

    Last week’s L.A.