Chao, David

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North Shore News, Surrey Now, Vancouver Courier, Vancouver Living Magazine, YouTube AutomotivePress

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David is one of the most experienced automotive industry specialists in North America. He is one of the few journalists with an actual experience working as both an automotive design engineer and automotive production engineer. This means that David knows how to design and build cars intimately and therefore have specialized automotive industry knowledge.

David previously worked as a vehicle evaluation engineer at General Motors headquarters in Detroit. He is also an experienced automotive process engineer (he was the first employee of CAMI GM/Suzuki joint venture plant) and was a former Management Consultant specializing in Supply Chain. David also worked as a project manager for a number of critical projects including Toyota's new CAPTIN plant in BC.

David belongs to several professional associations related to automotive and engineering area, including Professional Engineering Associations and Society of Automotive Engineers.

David is a Professional Engineer with post-graduate certificates from both MIT and Harvard Business School out of Boston.

Automotive Press International is a premier syndication service in Canada with outlets in more than dozen newspapers across Canada. Automotive Press also covers specialized materials around engineering, manufacturing, production and supply chain. Automotive Press now has a youtube channel that is growing at a phenomenal rate and it now has a loyal following from viewers looking for something deeper with engineering and technical background.

David Chao is also the official writer for automotive articles in the Vancouver Living Magazine, one of the most highest profile upscale magazines in Canada. The glossy, high end magazine is published quarterly.

http://www.automotivepress.com

Recent Articles:

  1. ENGINEER'S REVIEW OF THE 2021 ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST - THE ULTIMATE LUXURY SEDAN

    David Chao

    Is there a car that Lexus will never produce or develop? While Lexus has some of the best cars in the market, they have chosen not to go after the ultra lux...

  2. THIS 2021 SENTRA SR IS BETTER THAN THE TOYOTA COROLLA - AND YES IT'S MORE FUN TO DRIVE IN MANUAL

    David Chao

    Toyota might be the benchmark when it comes to quality and business execution, but Nissan has an edge in the areas of design, charisma, and even performance....

  3. HOW TOYOTA BUILDS PERFECT 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA - Engineer Explains Why Tundra is Perfect from Factory

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer and MIT Grad David Koichi Chao explains how Toyota builds the perfect 2022 Toyota Tundra at the San Antonio Texas Factory every time. Da...

  4. ENGINEER EXPLAINS WHY TURBO ENGINE IN 2022 TUNDRA WILL LAST ONE MILLION MILES - as reliable as V8

    David Chao

    Upset about the 3.5L twin turbo V-6 is the new 2022 Toyota Tundra? Automotive Engineer and Toyota veteran David Koichi Chao explains why the turbocharged en...

  5. ENGINEER LIKES THE 2021 JEEP WRANGLER 4xe - THINKING OF TRADING-IN TACOMA TRD PRO FOR THE JEEP

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer David Koichi Chao currently owns a 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which he enjoys very much. David plans to trade-in the Tacoma for the new...

  6. ENGINEER EXPLAINS WHY PLUG-IN-HYBRID 330e IS BETTER VALUE THAN GAS VERSION 330i

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer David Koichi Chao explains why the PHEV version of the 3-series, the 330e, is the better and wiser buy than the gas version 330i. David p...

  7. ENGINEER IMAGINES 2026 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER - Could Toyota Bring Back the FJ Cruiser?

    David Chao

    What if the Toyota FJ Cruiser came back to life? To answer that question, Automotive Engineer and Toyota veteran David Koichi Chao developed a new image of ...

  8. UNIQUE APPROACH TO CAR REVIEWS - ENGINEER'S AUDIT REVIEW 2021 GENESIS G80 - Is it better than Lexus?

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer David Koichi Chao brings his evaluation skills to "audit" and review the new 2021 Genesis G80. This unique approach to car review is dif...

  9. ENGINEER EXPLAINS WHY IT'S SAFE TO BUY THE FIRST YEAR OF 2022 TOYOTA TUNDRA

    David Chao

    Everybody is excited about the 2022 Toyota Tundra, but they also feel that it's not "safe" to buy the first year of production. Automotive Engineer and Toyo...

  10. ENGINEER PREDICTS 2023/2024 TOYOTA TACOMA - All New Renderings of the Next Gen 2024 Tacoma TRD Pro

    David Chao

    Automotive Engineer and Toyota veteran David Koichi Chao just developed all new images of what the next generation 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro could look like...

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