CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Mazda Motor Corp.’s ’02 MPV features a proprietary paint engineered to enhance body design, the auto maker tells Ward’s. Jointly developed by Mazda and Japan-based Nippon Paint Co. Ltd., the innovative coating contains aluminum flakes that are specially designed to maximize light reflection. This outcome not only makes color sharper, it accentuates the subtle shadows created by the bends and edges of a vehicle’s sheet metal, says Norio Minato, MPV’s program manager. ...

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