Tag Archives: Body Structure

2018 Toyota Tacoma Body Structure

Body Structure Toyota put ultra-high-strength steel 1,500 MPa-level steel into the Tacoma’s A- and B-pillars to protect occupants in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Every Tacoma has standard three-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and ...

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Body Structure

Vehicle Extrication

Here is a quick look at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler body structure.  One important note on the Jeep Wrangler, the integrated roll-bar,  which is called the sport bar is constructed of ultra-high strength steel.

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2018 Subaru XV Outback Advanced Ring-shaped Reinforcement Frame

2018 Subaru XV Outback Body Structure This advanced frame design incorporates high-tensile steel, connects the roof to the side pillars and the floor, and uses cross-members to create one super-strong structure that dissipates and diverts crash energy away from the ...

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2018 Kia Rio Body Structure

The 2018 Kia Rio is packed full of passive and active safety systems. The body structure has 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for increased rigidity.  Notice the increased use of AHSS (red) in the front of the vehicle near the firewall.  This material will not rip or tear during a dash lift or roll.  Something to keep in mind.

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2018 Toyota C-HR Body Structure

The body structure on the 2018 Toyota C-HR includes a mix of different steels including the use of ultra-high-strength steel.

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2017 Volvo V90 Body Structure

 The good old days of notching the wheel well with the cutters on the lower A-pillar cut and letting the metal rip as the dash lifts are grinding to a halt.

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2018 Honda Odyssey Body Structure

The 2018 Honda Odyssey increased the use of high strength steels which helped the vehicle shed 75 pounds of weight. Honda used the highly innovative, next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) in the body structure.

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2018 Audi A8 Body Structure

Body Structure Luxury automakers have a history using different materials in their vehicles. The body structure of the Audi A8 combines four different lightweight design materials – a mix of aluminum, steel, magnesium and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). A high-strength ...

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