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Outside The Box: 6 Black Car Designers we Should Celebrate

All-New 2011 Hundai Sonata LA Auto Show World Debut Andre Hudson Andre Hudson has designed vehicles for Hyundai for four years and was the lead exterior designer for the award-winning 2011 Hyundai Sonata. As a result of Hudson’s work in the vehicle’s new design, the Sonata has become one of the 15 best-selling vehicles in America, a first for the Korean automaker. In fact, according to Hyundai officials, Sonata’s retail sales volume grew 113% in 2010 compared to 2009.

ChevroletMalibuWindham001.jpgCrystal Windham Windham is the first African-American female director of GM’s North American Passenger Car Design. She was  responsible for the design decisions regarding the features of General Motors’  2008 Chevrolet Malibu and 2007 Saturn Aura. Both the Malibu and the Aura went on to win Car of the Year awards. She is currently prepping for the debut of her latest vehicle, the Chevy Impala, which is set to be revealed in March 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Outside The Box: 6 Black Car Designers we Should Celebrate

  1. Eric Hare says:

    This is awesome !

  2. Hold up wait a minute. It is common knowledge that the US dollar is backed by petroleum, which is limited and has peaked. Once the oil goes, the dollar loses strength and purchasing power is lost. Even if the former information was not considered, it is incumbent upon Black people to liberate ourselves from economic strangle holds, meaning we must liberate ourselves by minimizing or eliminating the use of scarce based currency. With that said, would it not be "creative" to invent a powertrain that is independent of petroleum and is able to be as efficient as any car in the world using natural resources? Couldn't we then design a unique frame around this powertrain and create a more efficient, fuel efficient, powerful, cost effective vehicle? Couldn't we then market this long lasting, powerful, natural vehicle for a cheaper price? What would this do to the market? Let us build something for the cause of abundance, not only to liberate ourselves by becoming producers (and not consumers) but to create our own markets, our own staples, and our own currency.

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