Tag Archives: Volvo

Volvo XC60 Protection Systems

We all know that the Volvos are built like tanks and packed full of safety features. Take a look at the 3 videos below that show the different features that are in the Volvo XC60. In the Crumple Zones video notice how the engine is mounted transversely and that the outer body structure is softer steel that deforms to absorb more of the energy. The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) videos show how the seats move to protect the occupants.

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2011 Volvo V70 Body Structure

2008 until to present, as of 2011 the Volvo V70 has a body structure around the passenger compartment is constructed in the form of a particularly strong safety cage using different grades of steel. Red: Ultra High Strength Steel Orange: ...

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2010 Ford Taurus has dual-phase

Getting detailed information out of Ford has not been to successful to date. I am still working on it and hope to have color coded body structure diagrams soon. The first information on the 2010 Ford Taurus post on this ...

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Volvo XC90 BIW Boron and UHSS

The XC90’s body structure as shown in the image below. High strength steels (Dual Phase, HSLA and el Rephos) make up the majority of the front end and rear structure. The front rails are hydroformed. Of the 13 parts that ...

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