PNGV Lightweight Body Structure

Multimatic Engineering was contracted by the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles to develop the lightest possible vehicle structure based on the Chrysler JA platform. Extensive FEA established performance baselines, and our carbon, aramid, and hybrid carbon/aramid prepreg composite design predicted superior torsional and impact performance with a 67% weight reduction. The project culminated in the production of a fully tooled, one-off prototype body-in-white maintaining JA styling and packaging.