MAZDA says it is on the verge of a breakthrough that will make the next-generation of vehicles significantly quieter from the occupants’ point of view.
The company is developing rigid body shells that are said to be more effective in resisting or quelling sound transmission than before.
While the actual details remain under wraps, it is believed that the advances relate to alterations concerning sheet-metal bonding, welding, thickness and blanks.
The Japanese car-maker is now prioritising NVH reduction in the same way that it is pursuing better crashworthiness in all future models. Mazda - Mazda makes NVH breakthrough | GoAuto