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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 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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2010 Porsche Panamera Body Structure (UHSS)

2010 Porsche Panamera Body Structure. The body shell is knitted together from a number of metals. High strength steels, including Boron-alloyed (shown in red), polyphase (orange), and micro-alloyed (yellow) are used to create an ultra-stiff passenger safety cell. The voluptuous ...

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Scion tC UHSS

Parts of the body and structure, including the hood, doors, front rails, and inner door aperture, are made of high-strength steel (HSS). The bumper reinforcements and door intrusion beams on the Scion tC are made of UHSS. The UHSS that ...

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Ford Flex Boron

The Ford Flex has a body structure that has been optimized with Boron side intrusion beams in the doors and other strategic use of high-strength boron steel and specially designed. The image below shows the side impact door beams. Ford ...

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Nissan Green Program 2010

The main reason automakers are using Boron and other Ultra-high Strength Steels is to improve the fuel economy by reducing vehicle weight. The “Nissan Green Program 2010” plans to use High tensile strength steel sheet (HSS) to reduce Body-in-White (BIW) ...

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2010 Mazda 3 High-Strength Steel

Since Mazda is still partly owned by Ford there should be little surprise that the 2010 Mazda 3 is a Volvo-sourced platform. The new Mazda 3 is made up with double the amount of high-strength and ultra-high strength steel.

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2010 Lincoln MKT

The new Lincoln MKT has a safety feature named SPACE or Side Protection And Cabin Enhancement Architecture. SPACE helps optimize side-impact occupant protection. The SPACE system integrates a hydroformed high strength steel tube embedded in the floor that runs the ...

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