2020 Ford Escape Body Structure

The 2020 Ford Escape has a martensitic ultra-high-strength steel tubes running from the A-pillar to C-pillar in addition to other areas of the body structure. The martensitic roll-formed tube spanning from the A-pillar at the shotgun (The shotgun is the inner fender reinforcement that the fender skin mounts to and the strut tower) to the C-pillar. The tube bridges the front and back of the Escape and mechanically fastened.

The pictures below are from the Great Designs in Steel event outside of Detroit in May. Automaker folks from around world get together to highlight the latest uses of steel in vehicles. The lower A-pillar has several bolts that run from the outside to the inside of the pillar.

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