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2012 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan Body Structure

Sixty percent of the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo Body Structure is made from high-strength steel (HSS colored in yellow). This includes the engine cradle. Ultra-high Strength Steel (UHSS colored in red) is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar. The engine cradle distributes energy in frontal and side impacts. It is another structural element that helps optimize occupant safety. Together with the front bumper system and the engine compartment rails, the engine cradle bars absorb the brunt of a frontal crash.

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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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2012 Audi A6 Body Structure

Think Audi has stopped engineering their body structures to reduce weight and improve safety? The new 2012 A6 currently being launched, can weigh as much as 80 kilograms (176.37 lb) less then the previous model. Some interesting and important facts to keep in mind about Audi vehicles.

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