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The use of aluminium alloys, which makes the body of the all new Qashqai 60kg lighter, improves fuel efficiency and thereby contributes to reduced emissions.

29 May 2021 | International News : Japan


The all new Nissan Qashqai will be Nissan's first model built in Europe using a significant number of lightweight aluminium panels.

The hood, doors and front fenders are stamped from aluminium alloy, which makes the body of the all new Qashqai 60kg lighter. This improves efficiency and thereby contributes to reduced emissions. In addition, it helps accommodate more technology, including the vehicle's electrified powertrain.

This 'closed-loop' recycling system reduces waste and carbon emissions
Aluminium production at Nissan's Sunderland plant can manufacture more than seven tonnes of metal an hour, ensuring less waste and a greener production process.

As hoods and doors are stamped into shape, and scrap material is shredded and extracted, keeping aluminium grades separate. The separation ensures that Nissan can return high-quality scrap to suppliers for them to turn into aluminium alloy sheets.

This 'closed-loop' recycling system reduces waste and carbon emissions. This contributes to the goal Nissan has set itself of achieving carbon neutrality across the company's operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050.

Recycling scrap aluminium saves more than 90% of the energy needed to create a comparable amount from raw materials.

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