LIVONIA, MICH. — The first time Magna International Inc. talked to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. about the possibility of making a lightweight, all-olefinic tailgate for one of its vehicles was in the late 1990s. This year, the tailgate won Nissan both the Grand Award and the Body Exterior Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division's Automotive Innovation Awards, presented Nov. 6 in Livonia.
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