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Case: Honda Accord body structure comprises 29% UHSS

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. At the same time, body torsion and bending rigidity have been improved by 32 and 24% respectively, aiding ride quality, cabin quietness, and dynamic performance.

With almost a third of the body structure being made from UHSS, this is the most extensive application of this weight-saving material in any current mass-produced Honda car.

Speaking at the launch of the new Accord in June 2017, Jeff Conrad, senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., noted: “We are redefining the Honda Accord for a new generation of buyers by bringing something unexpected that challenges the idea of what a mainstream sedan can be. Even as we advance core values like great driving dynamics, safety performance and efficiency, the distinctive design of this all-new 2018 Honda Accord will help it appeal to both head and heart in equal measure.”

Source: Honda News


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