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From the designers that give shape and form to exteriors to the materials that are used to build bodies, here’s where you can find information about giving shape and physicality to automotive form.

According to Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America vice president of Product Planning, all-wheel-drive is an increasingly important offering for compact CUVs. Kia worked with Magna Powertrain  to develop the Dynamax AWD coupling that’s used in the Sportage.
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The 2017 Kia Sportage

Kia Motors America COO and executive vice president says this crossover is “crafted for the urban pioneer.” And it is designed and engineered for competing in one of the hottest segments in the overall auto market.

 The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is the sixth generation of the compact car. It is designed and engineered to compete with products including the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Mazda3 and more. Scott Margason, Hyundai Motor America, director, Product Planning, says that they take a “class-above” approach to development of vehicles, so he notes that while the 2017 Elantra offers 95.8-ft3 of passenger room and 14.4-ft3 of cargo space, the 2016 Audi A4 provides only 91- and 12-ft3, respectively.
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2017 Hyundai Elantra: All This and More

Compact cars were once considered to be stepping stones to at least a midsize model. That may no longer be the case and buyers both young and old are looking for style, content and capability in smaller packages (assuming they’re not going for a crossover). The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is built to compete—and we do mean built.

Design, She Said

Renault is introducing the new Grand Scenic today, so we’re going to take this opportunity to show some sketches that were made by the Renault design team during the development of the new Scenic, a team headed by Agneta Dahlgren, Groupe Renault’s Head of Design for C-Segment and Electric Vehicles, who, incidentally, was named Woman of the Year 2016 by WAVE (Women and Vehicles in Europe) last week.