Tag Archives: Body Structure

2016 Nissan Titan XD Body Structure

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has a unique reinforcement that firefighters need to be aware of. In the picture below, note the red reinforcement that runs from the rocker panel to the top of the B-pillar. This type of tubular shaped reinforcement, in the past, was typically found in convertible vehicles.

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2017 Buick Lacrosse Body Structure

The NHSTA and IIHS have tougher roof-crush standards that are met with thinner-section A-pillars that use patch-welded blanks where a super-stiff U-channel gets welded to a lighter-gauge material before it’s stamped into the rough shape of the A-pillar.

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2016 Lexus RC Body Structure

The 2016 Lexus RC Body Structure dissipates the force of a collision, crumple zones in the front and rear are intentionally designed to compress at a controlled rate to help protect occupants within the more rigid passenger compartment.

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze Body Structure

2016 Chevy Cruze Body Structure (Source: Eckhardt/Kupper 2014 Aachen Body Engineering

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Body Structure is the first model to adopt GM’s new global compact midsize car platform. It was developed by a team of European engineers the design team made it a goal to include as much high-strength steel as possible.

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