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.

2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV

If you say to someone “The Big Three,” chances are—at least if (1) they are involved in the auto industry or (2) aren’t involved but are of a certain age—they will say “Ford, GM and Chrysler.” One of the reasons why the Big Three tag became somewhat less descriptive was the rise of the companies that had their origins in Japan, the “Other Big Three,” Toyota, Honda and Nissan.

Pump It Up

The number of electric bicycles continues to proliferate, and one, for which a Kickstarter campaign is running until November 7, has a distinct difference from many others.