Magna introduces integrated, programmable Breakthrough Lighting technology for lightweight, recyclable thermoplastic liftgates that remains hidden until lit; molded-in lighting applicable on polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyolefins

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AURORA, Ontario , June 3, 2022 (press release) –

  • Integrated lighting technology for lightweight, recyclable thermoplastic liftgate that remains hidden until lit
  • First-to-market design innovation gives “cool” factor for consumers
  • Ready for production on mobility applications in 2023

Click here for the PDF version of the release:

https://www.magna.com/docs/default-source/2022-press-and-news-releases/magna_news_release_litgate_06-02-2022_final-01.pdf?sfvrsn=ab511c07_2

Exterior lighting is increasingly becoming a central styling differentiator while helping to improve safety through greater visibility. Magna’s Breakthrough Lighting solution featured on the thermoplastic liftgate known as Litgate, combines the company’s expertise in exteriors and lighting and offers new ways to personalize and allow consumers to interact with their vehicles. Magna plans to have the technology ready for production in 2023.

“Magna’s Breakthrough Lighting enables increased design freedom and features more options for brand differentiation that can elevate our customers’ experiences,” said Grahame Burrow, Global President of Magna Exteriors. “As the industry builds significant momentum around electrified and autonomous vehicles, we expect more desire for developments like this that are seamlessly integrated into exterior surfaces.”

Magna’s competitive advantage is its ability to create solutions leveraging a full-systems approach. Uniting Magna’s in-house capabilities in exteriors and lighting early in the vehicle development and design process creates synergies that allow for more holistic product development.

Breakthrough Lighting enhances the overall appearance as well as function of lighting by refining communication between the user, the vehicle and its surroundings including key differentiators such as:

  • Breakthrough hidden-until-lit light effects
  • Communicative, functional and decorative lighting
  • Molded-in styling features and intricate textured surfaces
  • Extensive color palette available, programmable to customer spec 

Breakthrough Lighting technology is applicable on thermoplastic material surfaces including polycarbonate and thermoplastic polyolefins. Through materials, coatings and processing advancement, the desired lighting effects are achievable on various exterior panels.

Magna offers its customers a wide choice of lighting solutions, each with specific characteristics that are designed to help achieve striking and captivating brand identities. For more information on our lighting solutions, please click here.

TAGS
Breakthrough Lighting, LitGate, liftgate, vehicle exteriors, thermoplastics, ADAS, sensors, design

INVESTOR CONTACT
Louis Tonelli, Vice-President, Investor Relations
louis.tonelli@magna.com, 905.726.7035

MEDIA CONTACT
Tracy Fuerst, Vice President, Corporate Communications & PR
tracy.fuerst@magna.com, 248-761-7004

ABOUT MAGNA
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of over 161,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 60+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 340 manufacturing operations and 89 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.

For further information about Magna [(NYSE:MGA; TSX:MG)], please visit www.magna.com or follow us on Twitter @MagnaInt.

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Source: Magna International Inc.

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