Tag Archives: 2011 Models

2011 Hyundai Genesis Body Structure

The body structure of the 2011 Hyundai Genesis is made from an Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) uni-body.  This is the first line of defense for the passengers inside the Genesis’s cabin.  Hyundai has engineered advanced crumple zones to absorb and redirect forces ...

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2011 Buick Lucerne Body Structure

The 2011 Buick Lucerne is a carryover vehicle from the original launch of the model in 2006.  The Buick Lucerne has not been covered on the site yet.  Take a quick look at the inserts in the A and B pillars,  ...

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2011 Mazda 2 Body Structure

The 2011 Mazda 2 is 50 lb (23 kg) lighter because of the extended use of high-tensile-strength steel in the body structure. The crash-critical of areas of the structure have the highest strength steel for side impact protection. Over half ...

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The 2011 Audi A8 L has a body built from aluminum using the Audi Space Frame (ASF) principle which is about 40 percent less than a comparable steel body. The ASF body structure is built from cast elements, extruded sections ...

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2011 BMW 5-Series Body Structure

BMW 5 Series

The 2011 BMW 5-Series body structure is an extremely stiff passenger cell with intelligent use of high-strength multi-phase steel and hot-moulded ultra-high-strength steel.  The A and B-pillars are made from hot stamped UHSS.  This would lead me to believe that there ...

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2011 Hyundai Sonata UHSS

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is built with a hot stamped ultra-high-strength steel body structure.  The Sonata earned an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK.  Keep in mind, that the new roof strength test is being used. This would ...

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2011 Chevrolet Cruze Safety Structure

The core structure of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze is a unitary construction fabricated from steel beams, pressings and box sections, with an overall torsional rigidity of 17.66 KNm/degree of deflection. About 65% of the structure is composed of high-strength steels ...

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