Tag Archives: Vehicle Extrication

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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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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