We have seven R&D sites around the world: in Germany, Korea, China, India, Japan and two in the USA. Between them, you’ll find some of the smartest engineers in the world, and a culture where build quality is an obsession.
Our proving grounds in Korea and the US cover over 20 million square metres and include every kind of driving environment you can imagine. Belgian cobblestones? Check. Broiling deserts? Check. High-speed circuit? You bet.
We even have a wind tunnel test facility that’s the largest of its kind in Asia. It pits our cars against 200km/h winds created by massive 8.4m propellers, and can create all kinds of punishing extremes of weather. When it comes to refining aerodynamic efficiency, it’s the gold standard.
But we don’t just test cars within our own facilities. Real-world testing includes long distances in some of the toughest environments in the world, such as outback Australia. And every car that arrives in New Zealand is tested and specifically set up for our kinds of roads.