Lightweight, Thermoplastic, Recyclable Liftgate Module

(Magna Exteriors)

The entry is a lightweight, thermoplastic recyclable liftgate module. As the global crossover utility vehicle market continues to grow, manufacturers look for every opportunity to take weight out of vehicles, and this liftgate achieves a 25 percent mass savings over the previous steel version, which helps the manufacturer meet emissions and fuel economy regulations. Thermoplastic materials also enable greater vehicle drama with deeper draws and tighter radii.