Chevrolet Div.'s SSR retro-styled pickup now confirmed for production in late 2002 as an '03 model is an ideal candidate for composite body panels, Ward's sources say. General Motors Corp. hasn't provided details of what materials might be used in the vehicle. “The flowing, rounded shape of the SSR would be especially well suited to composites,” says an independent industry authority. “I don't know how many they'll make, but if it's 30,000 or 40,000 a year — or less — that would be just ...

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