Nissan is determined to significantly reduce the weight of its passenger car range this year and into the future.
Drawing from technology currently in use in the motorsport and aerospace industry, Nissan will use these materials in its “Lightweighting Program”. This program is set to produce a pioneering prototype material structure that will be used in the floor of their future models.
Prior to launching the program, Nissan’s new approach has already resulted in a 90kg weight loss for the X-trail and 40kg for the new Qashqai.
“We know the cars of the future will need to be lighter, stronger and more efficient, that is why we are launching our prototype program in collaboration with research and industry bodies across the UK. It intends to produce a new manufacturing process that will revolutionize the industry,” said the brand’s VP of vehicle design & development David Moss.