BODY CONCEPT
LOW WEIGHT AND HIGH-TECH MATERIALS


 
OUTER SHELL FROM ABS-PLASTICS. THE LOW WEIGHT BODY CONCEPT OF THE MIKENO MPV.
The MIKENO MPV is based on ladder frame made of zinc-coated steel and aluminium, covered by plastic moulded components out of ABS and PMMA. Compared to other available vehicles of the same category, the MIKENO MPV impresses with up to 50% savings in total weight. Synthetic materials had already been used in automotive industry in former decades. The MIKENO MPV explores new possibilities.

The coloured plastic components do not need extra painting or coating which helps to protect the environment. 4mm thick ABS-plates, sealed with a thin PMMA-layer to protect against UV-radiation and scratches, serving as outer skin, help to safe up to 60% of weight comparing to other body kits. Ageless rough design in colored plastic, simply made for eternity: the body endure hardest environmental conditions for at least 20 to 25 years.

All materials used on the body of the MIKENO MPV are unmixed raw materials that can be easily re-used again. All body parts from ABS can be simply shreded into small pieces and used again without any loss of quality to the new panels. In the substructure we use components made out of suistainable raw materials. Every MIKENO MPV is 100% recyclable.