In 2017, sales of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles accounted for about one-third of global sales. The continued growth in demand for sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles, coupled with increasing global emissions standards, has prompted many automakers to adopt lightweight thermoplastic rear door modules.
Compared to the corresponding steel modules, these recyclable rear door modules can reduce weight by 25% and have greater freedom of design. For this, Magna can provide automotive manufacturers with relevant expertise.
"Magna's thermoplastic rear door module meets the growing demand from automotive manufacturers for products that help reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 emissions, extend electric vehicle life, and improve aerodynamics. “These rear door modules also offer greater design freedom, which means our customers are better able to shape their own brand image,” said Grahame Burrow, General Manager of Magna Exteriors.