I had a brief run in automotive industry as interior bits and pieces designer (trimmings to be precise) and let me tell you that it has nothing to do with expressing your creativity. If you are a designer who thrives on rhythm flow to get into the zone and make killer delivery, automotive design industry is not for you. Besides many technical constraints you are presented in order to solve something there is always that unpredictive factor - management higher up guys. You would think they are the ones with most common sense due to experience in the industry but the truth is they are just scared, they are what they are because they have sucked up into "company culture" so bad they simply can't deliver outside the box/culture. It's a false comfort zone they perceive as something that has brought the success to the company so they better not fiddle with it cause it could go bad. And then it all goes to ruins. Yes I was in Mitsubishi long before it went to ruins but I wasn't surprised. When I was there Mitsubishi has already dropped the ball on automotive design compared to what they did in '90s so I give them a pass on that but I've seen driving technologies being developed and dropped that no premium manufacturer offers even today. They didn't even try to license it to big boys or anyone else, they just dropped it.