2018 Accord is 29% ultra-high-strength steel, most ever on a Honda car

The 2018 Honda Accord is 29 percent ultra-high-strength steel, the company announced Friday — the highest proportion of the 780-megapascal-and-up grades in any mass-market Honda car.

This lightweighting of the No. 9 vehicle in America (according to GoodCarBadCar’s tallies) is yet another reminder that a modern collision repairer simply can’t expect to fix cars the same way they used to — and likely not with the same equipment either.

Honda said more than half of the 2018 Accord — 54.2 percent — was “high strength steel (above 440 MPa).” Other next-generation Hondas jump from 440-megapascal steel to 590 MPa steel, the threshold for “advanced high-strength steel,” and we’d expect the Accord to do so as well.

“Underneath the skin is a more rigid and lightweight body with our highest ever application of ultra-high strength steel, plus a new aluminum-intensive chassis with available Adaptive Dampers,” American Honda Honda Automobile Division Senior Vice President Jeff Conrad said Friday, according to Honda.

To read the complete article go to: http://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2017/07/17/2018-accord-29-ultra-high-strength-steel-loses-110-176-pounds/

This article is courtesy of John Huetter and Repairer Driven News . Check out their website at http://www.repairerdrivennews.com where you will find so much more information.

 

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