This sounds like a press releas or some such. Would be interesting to know the source.Designer of the Chevy SSR now at Hyundai
Andre Hudson, the design manager for Hyundai Design North America, has a long career in the automotive design field. His many design projects include the Chevy SSR, a retractable hardtop convertible pickup truck modeled after the Chevy Trucks of the 1940’s. The SSR was produced from 2003 to 2006 at the Lansing Craft Centre in Michigan. This vehicle has a very dedicated and growing following five years after the last unit, a black-on-silver model, rolled off the assembly line on March 17, 2006.
Hudson earned a degree in Industrial Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and went to work for Chrysler as an intern his junior year. He began a seven year career with GM after he graduated. While at GM he was fortunate to be able to work on several concept car designs, the sort of creative projects that automotive designers love to be involved with. Hudson says his work on concept cars was a dream job but his ultimate goal was to develop designs that would translate into vehicles coming off the assembly line.