The Automotive Design & Production Production Zone consists of the hardware—tools, machining centers, grinders, etc.—that is used in automotive manufacturing.
The last-generation Hyundai Sonata changed the midsize segment through its design. So what does the company do for an encore?
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.
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.
This automotive supplier is driving the auto industry forward with its engineering and, especially, manufacturing skills. Here’s a look.
So why does Hyundai have a premium, E-segment car, the Genesis?
“Gen 1 or better!” That, says Andrew Farah, vehicle chief engineer for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, was the motto he and his team lived by as they developed the second-generation car.
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.
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.