How Scion iQ Was Developed Featured in Latest Automotive Design & Production

September/October issue also features Chrysler's top designer, additive manufacturing at GM

Sep 26, 2011, 08:56 ET from Automotive Design & Production

DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scion iQ chief engineer Hiroki Nakajima describes the design approach of the just-launched city car as "On-the-Edge Value."  After all, they're hoping to appeal to hip urbanites with a wholly new product that was designed and engineered from scratch—there is no previous model in the Scion/Toyota/Lexus lineup for what Nakajima says is "the world's smallest premium four-seater."  Automotive Design & Production ( looks into the development of this vehicle in its latest issue.

Also in the September/October issue:

  • How Bosch Automotive Electronics Div. is advancing vehicle technology.
  • Analyses of the 2012 Toyota Camry, Volvo S60 T6 R-Design, Volkswagen Beetle, Nissan Versa Sedan, and Jeep Wrangler.
  • How General Motors is using the power of lasers and plastic resin to create prototypes.
  • Chrysler's top designer Ralph Gilles talks reinvention and refocus.  
  • Continental Automotive Systems uses technology to make in-vehicle infotainment more accessible.

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