Plastic Components (Exterior)
Cowl louvers play as special roll by directing outside air into the cabin while keeping debris out. CAE is now being used to design the cowls with safety in mind in order to protect pedestrians.
This is an exterior component that is attached to the body. These are manufactured using painting technology that achieves the same level of painting quality as that of the body.
These are large components that function mainly to deflect mud. Recently, they are also being developed with good sound absorbing materials to keep noise out of the cabin.
These absorb the force of impact from a collision with a pedestrian to protect the pedestrian’s legs. High-accuracy CAE analysis was used to eliminate the need to create a prototype. This has been highly evaluated by the manufacturing industry (awarded the “Super” Monozukuri Component Award by the Center for the Promotion of MONOZUKURI/Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun).
These components guide the air flow under the vehicle body to lower its air resistance and thus contribute to greatly increasing vehicle fuel efficiency.