General Motors Corp. plans to use structural plastic instrument panels (IPs) for its upcoming Delta Program small cars, Ward's Automotive Reports has learned. The news is more evidence that GM is serious about cutting costs via modularization and parts consolidation on the cars, which are slated to be part of GM's innovative Yellowstone program. Because the new IPs consolidate many parts into one lightweight component and eliminate assembly steps, they are expected to save as much as 10 ...

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