Miel, Rhoda
January 2004
Plastics News;1/19/2004, Vol. 15 Issue 46, p5
Trade Publication
"Plastics News" staff reporter reported the following information from the North American International Auto Show media preview, held from January 4-6 in Detroit, Michigan. The firm that began as American Sunroof Co. nearly 40 years ago now is referring to itself as American Specialty Cars (ASC). ASC is chasing more complete systems like the Viper and GM's SSR sports-truck roadster, Wilbur said. With carmakers looking to customize even mass-produced cars, future North American vehicle production for some nameplates could average 40,000 units. Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is expanding its polyurethane use for pickup truck beds, with a spray-in bedliner set for the next-generation Frontier truck when production begins later this year. Concept cars introduced by Ford Motor Co. of Dearborn, Michigan, and Volkswagen AG of Wolfsburg, Germany, are turning to plastics to change the look of their interiors.


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