Tag Archives: Vehicle Extrication

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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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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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle FCV

2015 Hyundai Tucson FCV

Just like other Fuel Cell Vehicles, the Tucson Fuel Cell is currently being leased in select areas in California where fueling infrastructure is available. the vehicle will be available in other regions as fueling infrastructure becomes available.

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2016 Toyota Prius Body Structure (TNGA)

2016 Toyota Prius The fourth-generation Prius goes on sale this fall and will be the first to use the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) modular platform. The use of highly flexible, modular platforms in the auto industry is a proven means of ...

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Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle

In my New Vehicle Technology class I have a section called “on the horizon” that highlights new vehicles that are going to hit the roads soon.  Toyota decided to use the Back to the Future date of October 21, 2015 ...

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