Nothing is more powerful than what our customers say about ArcelorMittal and our advanced steels. Here are a few examples:
Chevrolet’s press release about its all-new Silverado, December 2017
Chevrolet’s all-new 2019 Silverado is 450 pounds (204 kg) lighter due to the extensive use of mixed materials. The vehicle’s fully boxed steel frame is 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than its predecessor, while offering 10% greater torsional rigidity.
Dr Bernd Mlekusch, head of Audi’s Leichtbauzentrum
Mike Manley, head of Ram brand during 2019 NAIAS press conference.
The frame of the 2019 Ram 1500 comprises 98% high-strength steel to improve durability, reduce weight, and increase rigidity for better handling. Meanwhile, 54% of the truck bed and cab is made up of AHSS.
Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars
Volvo’s new XC40 small SUV was named 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle makes significant use of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) including hot-formed boron grades, the strongest automotive steel available today.
The body structure of the 2018 Honda Accord utilizes 29% ultra high strength steel (UHSS) with high strength steels (above 440 MPa) accounting for 54.2% of the entire vehicle. Due to the extensive use of high strength steel, the Accord is between 110 and 176 pounds (50 to 80 kg) lighter, depending on trim.
Jim Keller, 2014 Acura MDX Chief Engineer
Honda’s 2014 Acura model features a single-piece laser-welded door ring design, a world first. Developed by Honda in cooperation with ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, the laser-welded design replaced a conventional multi-piece spot-welded version.
Electrical vehicles favor lightweight design, similar to traditional vehicles. Today carmakers employ advanced steels to achieve their range goals. Steel is the most affordable way to save weight efficiently, also in electric vehicles.
Louis David, master expert in materials & processes for vehicles at PSA