Nissan going for a lightweight strategy, looks for 15 percent reduction in 7 years
While Autoblog greeted this news with an eye to more "compelling driving dynamics" (something I don't discount), this news is really a win for the auto industry as a whole. Nissan isn't some niche company making 100 cars a year, and if they seriously get into lightweight materials like carbon fiber panels, the cost for those expensive parts should go down for everyone. Now that's exciting.
[Source: Chris Oliver / DowJones via Autoblog]
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