General Motors Corp. announces plans to offer plastic composite pickup boxes as an option on its Chevrolet Silverado beginning in fall 2000. The disclosure is a major materials innovation for the auto industry, which has been dabbling with the concept for years in an effort to reduce weight and improve gas mileage of its gas-guzzling full-size pickups. By making the rear gate, side walls and bed from a plastic composite rather than steel, GM will decrease vehicle weight by some 50 lbs. (23 ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"GM, ford pick plastics for truck beds" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: email@example.com or phone: (248) 799-2642