Tag Archives: 2011 Models

2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid

The 2011 Audi Q5 Hybrid Quattro has an extremely light body structure with the rear hatch and engine hood made of aluminum. The rigid body shell incorporates hot-shaped steel in numerous places, combining low weight with extremely high strength. Despite an extensive array of standard equipment, the Q5 Hybrid Quattro with its curb weight of less than 2000 kg (4,409 lb) is the lightest hybrid SUV on the world market.

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Online safety training for Chevy Volt (Free)

NFPA, Chevrolet, and OnStar have launched Electric Vehicle Safety Training for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, an extended-range electric vehicle that hit the roads last fall. The training features an inside look at the vehicle's technology and safety systems. More training resources for the Chevrolet Volt.

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2011 VW Jetta Body Structure

The all-new 2011 Jetta includes several features designed to enhance driver and passenger safety. The “Intelligent Crash Response System” (ICRS) turns off the fuel pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors in the case of an airbag deployment. Some make sure you try before you pry. Unfair, I know! Aside from all the fancy safety features, the body structure has Ultra High Strength Steel in the A & B Pillars and the roof rails.

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2011 Dodge Durango Body Structure and Airbag

The 2011 Durango body structure is made from over 50% high-strength and ultra high-strength steel. The inner and outer rail reinforcements protect occupants from intrusion during impact. Although Dodge does not state where heavy gauge metal is located in the body structure, it is optimally placed for increased performance. The different airbag locations are located below.

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