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.

“Compared to the previous CX-9 that was maybe more submissive, this time we wanted it to represent Mazda in a very proud, very stylish manner.” Julien Montousse, director, Design, Mazda North American Operations
Automotive Body

Developing the 2016 Mazda CX-9

Mazda reckons that about 80 percent of its midsize three-row crossover will be sold in North America. So the development was executed in the U.S. by a group of people who are committed to real-world driving, not the stuff of window stickers and brochures.

Toyota: Collaborate or . . . .

The number of auto companies that carry a family name and still have people of that name in important positions are Ford, Toyota and. . . ? Suzuki.

2016 Toyota RAV4 SE AWD

Light vehicle sales in Russia have been rather weak for the past several months, given all manner of issues ranging from a weak currency to the significant drop in oil prices.