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.

ARTICLES

  • Automotive Production
  • Sharper Focus for the Hyundai Sonata

    The last-generation Hyundai Sonata changed the midsize segment through its design. So what does the company do for an encore?

  • Automotive Production
  • On the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe

    They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.

  • Automotive Production
  • The Lexus NX: Competitive Crossover for a Competitive Space

    Here’s a look at the development of a new luxury crossover from the company that arguably created the segment in the first place with its RX 300. This time, it is a compact from Lexus.

  • Automotive Production
  • Magna and the Art of Advanced Manufacturing

    This automotive supplier is driving the auto industry forward with its engineering and, especially, manufacturing skills. Here’s a look.

  • Automotive Production
  • On the 2015 Hyundai Genesis

    So why does Hyundai have a premium, E-segment car, the Genesis?

    BLOGS

    McLaren/Carbon Fiber

    As the industry is in the midst of what can only be described as a “Materials Revolution,” the concentration is mainly on advanced high-strength steel and aluminum, with some making consideration of carbon fiber composites, although this is still an outlier.

    2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC

    While it is still early going, at this point in 2015 I have to say that of all of the vehicles that I have had the opportunity to drive, the Mercedes GLA250 4MATIC is quite simply the most enjoyable of all.

    Art of the Bike: Honda BULLDOG

    One might think that a concept motorcycle named the “BULLDOG” would have had as its design theme something along the lines of “Tough and tenacious.” Yet as is often the case with design programs, the development theme was rather, um, non-tough-and-tenacious.