Tag Archives: Extrication

2018 Kia Sportage Body Structure

2018 Kia Sportage The 2018 Sportage Kia unibody boasts chassis rigidity based on Advanced High-Strength Steel. With 51% AHSS, the Sportage is even stronger and lighter. Hot-stamped AHSS components in 14 core stress areas help provide maximum crash protection, better ...

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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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Cutting the Seat Belt Height Adjuster

The seat belt height adjuster is a common piece of equipment on passenger vehicles. The seat belt height adjuster can impede the cut of the upper b-pillar.

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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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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Body Structure

2018 Chevrolet Equinox boosts advanced high-strength steel UHSS

The 2018 Equinox body structure contains 11 percent ultra-high-strength steel, up from 10 percent, creating a tough, light safety cage around the occupants.

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2017 Cadillac XT5 Body Structure

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crashed testing by earning the Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) when equipped with optional front crash prevention.

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