Maybe mo-i will let us know if there was anything else critical discussed. Definitely stunning how well Hyundai is doing in NPD right now. Love the i30.In the beginning of the video Winterkorn whips out a magnetic tool used in measuring the thickness of paint used on the liftgate. He then proceeds to walk around the i30 grazing his knuckles across the hood-to-bumper shut lines to check for evenness. Once seated in the driver's seat, the mood gets serious as Winterkorn investigates further. He calls out for VW design boss Klaus Bischoff.
"The lever for the steering wheel release makes no sound while moving. BMW can't do it, we can't do it, why can they?!" Bischoff replies, "We had a solution for that but it was too expensive to produce."
Winterkorn continues, "You can't see the wipers."
VW CEO looks to be way to close to the details. The design and engineering groups at VW will likely be on the receiving end of a tongue, tape measure and magnetic paint thickness gauge lashing when he gets back to HQ.yo wrote:Hopefully this will scare the bejeezus out of him and he will use that to empower his teams to do better and hold them accountable.
The I30 was designed and engineering in Germany at Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Centre in Rüsselsheim, so it is not a Korean Engineering Vs German Engineering story. Perhaps Hyundai's CEO does not own a tape measure, but trusts his people to design quality in, instead of inspecting it at competitors show booth at Frankfurt!Mr-914 wrote:BMW can't do it, we can't do it, why can they?!
*I agree with Michael: this is very, very surprising. Mo-i didn't really set up the video in a positive light, and I was expecting this to be a video of the CEO talking shit about Hyundai.
I must admit that I just looked it up in wikipedia. Mr. Winterkorn in fact has a doctoral degree in metallurgy andMr-914 wrote:I'm on the fence with this. There is a thin line between a CEO who wants to be involved and a CEO who has the knowledge to be involved at this level of detail..