Honda plans to make lighter vehicles - Nikkei

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Dec 24 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co plans to adopt new design and assembly methods to make its vehicles lighter, the Nikkei business daily reported. Some of Honda's new manufacturing methods involve welding outer panels to the frame, rather than assembling the ceiling, side and other panels, to reduce the use of bolts and reinforcing materials, the Japanese newspaper said. Honda plans to spend tens of billions of yen to revamp production lines in Japan and overseas, using the new methods ...

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