09.04.2021 Press release

Podcast ep.4 | How our cars make you fall in love

  • Hyundai Motor has released the fourth episode of its new podcast, Are We There Yet?
  • This week’s guests are Tayo Osobu, Senior Manager Colour and Trim, and Nicola Danza, Exterior Manager, from Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Design Department
  • Osobu and Danza talk to host Suzi Perry about their design processes at Hyundai, design trends over the last decade, and the evolution of automotive design
  • Listen and subscribe to podcast here

Press material

Hyundai Motor has released the fourth episode of Are We There Yet?, its bi-weekly podcast hosted by motorsport and technology presenter Suzi Perry.

In “How our cars make you fall in love”, Perry invites two guests from Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Design Department – Tayo Osobu, Senior Manager Colour and Trim, and Nicola Danza, Exterior Manager – to talk about automotive design.

During the fourth episode, Osobu and Danza speak to Perry about the importance of design for the overall driving experience, how design trends in the automotive industry have shifted over the last few decades, as well as how bold designers can be regarding a car’s exterior.

Ep 4: How our cars make you fall in love

I think, as a designer, you always have to be bold. From the beginning until the end. If you start with something quite crazy at the beginning of the process, it's much easier to calm it down a little bit rather than do the opposite: starting with a boring car and try to pump it up in the end. You can be as bold as you want as long as you have very good proportions.

Nicola Danza Exterior Manager at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Design Department

Along with sharing what sparked their love of cars and stories of regrettable design decisions, Osobu and Danza also talk about the evolution of the TUCSON’s design, the growing prominence of in-car technology, and the interior of IONIQ 5.

What I especially like on IONIQ 5 is this feeling of space. The interior doesn't fit you like a glove anymore. You really have space to move, and it gives you the freedom to just sit differently. I like that a lot. Also, its different rows, design-wise, have a different interpretation from what they had before. It's really exciting!

Tayo Osobu Senior Manager Colour and Trim at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center, Design Department

To learn more about automotive design, subscribe to Hyundai Motor’s podcast, Are We There Yet?, and listen to episode four now.

The fourth episode of Are We There Yet? is now live and available to listeners on Spotify, Apple, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Acast and other podcast streaming platforms. It is produced by Fresh Air Production.

About Suzi Perry

Suzi Perry is a pioneering British motorsport presenter who previously presented the BBC’s MotoGP coverage for 13 years. In 2013, she became the first ever female presenter of the organisation’s Formula One coverage. Over the course of her career, Perry has also covered the Olympic Games, Wimbledon and the London Marathon. She also served as the presenter of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show for eight years.

About Fresh Air Production

Founded in 2003, Fresh Air Production is an award-winning audio production company that specialises in branded podcasts, radio advertising and radio programmes. Fresh Air has won several awards, including a Corporate Content Award in 2019 for “Production Company of the Year”.

CO2 and emissions data

The all-new TUCSON

  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI 48V (150 PS) with 6iMT in l/100 km: 6.8 - 6.5; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 154 - 147 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI 48V (150 PS) with 7DCT in l/100 km: 6.6 - 6.3; COemissions combined in g/km: 150 - 143 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI 48V (180 PS) with 6iMT in l/100 km: 6.7 - 6.4; COemissions combined in g/km: 152 - 145 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI 48V (180 PS) with 7DCT in l/100 km: 7.1 - 6.9; COemissions combined in g/km: 162 - 156 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi 48V (136 PS) with 7DCT 2WD in l/100 km: 5.6 - 5.2; COemissions combined in g/km: 146 - 137 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi 48V (136 PS) with 7DCT 4WD in l/100 km: 6.0 - 5.7; COemissions combined in g/km: 158 - 149 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI (150 PS) with 2WD in l/100 km: 7.0 - 6.6; COemissions combined in g/km: 159 - 150 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI (150 PS) with 4WD in l/100 km: 7.8 - 7.3; COemissions combined in g/km: 178 - 165 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 CRDi (115 PS) in l/100 km: 7.8 - 7.3; CO2 emissions combined in g/km: 178 - 165 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid with 6AT 2WD in l/100 km: 5.9 - 5.5; COemissions combined in g/km: 135 - 125 (WLTP)
  • Fuel consumption combined for the Hyundai TUCSON 1.6 T-GDI Hybrid with 6AT 4WD in l/100 km: 6.6 - 6.2; COemissions combined in g/km: 149 - 140 (WLTP)

The all-new IONIQ 5

  • Fuel consumption and COvalues for this model have not yet been determined.

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