2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country Body Structure (UK)

Here is one for the folks over in the United Kingdom.  Just like every Volvo on the road today, the 2013 V40 Cross Country has a body structure packed full of different materials. What I found interesting is Volvo lists “Very High Strength Steel”, ” Extra High Strength Steel”and “Ultra High Strength Steel” in the structure.  What that means is Volvo is optimizing the use of the different strengths of steels.  Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) is very expensive to manufacture into stampings so using a weaker steel in different areas to complement the UHSS while reducing costs.

Extrication 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country Body Structure

2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country Body Structure

Extrication Airbag

Extrication CRS

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