Watch a Car Get Built in Two Minutes [video]
By now the notion of a car built on the assembly line is a common one, but have you ever considered how the car is actually built and in what order? If you’re a gearhead like myself, you’ve probably been clicking through the channels and landed on some kind of “How It’s Made” type of show. Typically, you only get snippets of the production process, seen from the view of the employee. Until now. This video follows the production life of a Seat Leon ST. The Leon is a small, sporty hatchback, built by Seat, a Spanish subsidiary of Volkswagen. The Leon ST shares a platform with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi TT and Audi A3, but here is how the Leon ST is goes from stamped metal to sporty hatchback:
PHOTOS: See more of the 2013 Seat Leon ST
The two minute video shows all elements of production, including how the windshield is installed by an advanced autonomous arm, and how it still needs real live workers to install the seats. This video does a great job of showcasing how this little wagon, like most other cars built in the industrialized world, is a joint effort by man and machine.