Sometimes testing of new engineering, technological, functional or other possibilities is required well in advance, prior to the beginning of the development project itself. Such projects come under the term „predevelopment“.
LENAM has taken part in the sub-project of the tailgate development, so called hybrid design. The usual deign uses metal sheet stampings both for the supporting parts and the exterior parts. The innovation should consist in application of plastics and composites for supporting and exterior parts, thus limiting proportion of metal parts.
The first product, later introduced into the batch production, was the tailgate for Škoda Roomster Scout. Ulterior stages of the predevelopment resulted in the elimination of the tubular frame and its substitution by the composite structure.