Report: Honda to make lighter vehicles

Honda EV STER Concept

According to a report by Japan’s Nikkei business daily, Honda plans to adopt a new design and production method that will make its vehicles a little lighter while increasing fuel-economy.

The reports suggest some of the methods will including welding outer panels to the frame which will in turn reduce the use of nuts and bolts and reinforcing materials.

The Japanese automaker plans to spend tens of billions of yen to revamp its lineup in Japan and other areas around the world. The company has already started scaling back on materials, parts and processing steps for producing a new compact car in Japan known as the N Box.

Over the next two years, Honda plans to introduce a revamped 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engine along with a light diesel engine.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoNews