We sat down for an interview with Luc Donckerwolke, Hyundai-Kia's new global design boss, and learned that he has an obsession with Porsche 911s and is into purity of design. The man who replaces the legendary Peter Schreyer has his sites set on legends, not just sales, but you'll be surprised to hear his definition of the term crossover.
Ford designers are testing a new 3D virtual design system that could mean the end for pencils and paper. The Gravity Sketch headset and controllers allow designers to use gestures to create their designs, scale them up or down, and virtually get inside to see how they will fit. Five global design studios are part of the trial, and Ford says the system can cut design time significantly.
The journey for the Mazda Miata actually began in 1976. Inspired by British roadsters, especially the Lotus Elan, the little Miata came to fruition in 1989 as a 1990 model and proved that big V-8 power or the latest technology weren't needed to create driving pleasure. It wasn't a new idea. It was just a better version of an old one.
You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.
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