Recently, the synchronous reluctance machine limits have been pushed toward meeting the requirements of traction applications. A skilled electromagnetic architecture of a synchronous reluctance machine with the help of permanent magnets can push the limits of power density and speed range to that of traction applications, however, the mechanical integrity of the rotor can still be in question. A traction application means large rotor diameter and high rotational speed, two criteria that makes a challenging design, in particular, mechanically. In this paper, the multi-physics design steps of a permanent magnets assisted synchronous reluctance motor for automotive application, have been presented. Firstly, the electromagnetic design following the size and thermal aspects and constrains has been conducted. Secondly, methods to reduce the mechanical stress has been explored and a bridged mechanical design has been adapted. Finally, thermal analysis of the machine has been conducted to ensure the thermal limits have been satisfied.