2016 XC90 Volvo Body Structure

Volvo Body Structure

When I was at the Great Designs in Steel Expo in May, Henric Lindberg from the Volvo Car Corporation presented AHSS Technologies in the 2016 Volvo XC90.  The additional amount of UHSS/Boron steels in the GEN II version of the XC90 were highlighted. Take a look at the hinge pillar and the front wheel well reinforcements.  Auto makers are using more steel and stronger steel in on the hinge pillar and the front wheel well.  This is helps the vehicle perform better in an offset crash.  Rescuers may have to cut deeper into the wheel well to get the dash to lift.  Learn more about the “Deep Cut” from Lt Isaac Frazier’s Quick Tips on Fire Engineering.

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