Tag Archives: Vehicle Extrication

2018 Mazda MX-5 Body Structure and Airbags

Body Structure The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 uses ultra-high-tensile steel as well as aluminum construction in the body structure. I could not locate a table to explain the different materials used on the images below.  I safe assumption would the blue ...

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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Cutaway

Vehicle Overview The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is made with advanced material grades, including hot-stamped, high-strength steel and magnesium.  In addition to strong steel, the hood and front fenders are made from lightweight aluminum, improving both handling and fuel ...

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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 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 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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