Whether you are a first-time car buyer or a seasoned car shopper, choosing a new vehicle is not always easy. While there are so many vehicles to choose from and most steel-intensive, here are a few of our favorites giving consumers more reasons to stick with steel.
Two is Better Than One
The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse are truly a match made in car heaven! Together, they boast stronger, longer, stiffer and lighter body structures at about 100 pounds lighter than the previous generation – helping you save money at the pump! GM uses 73% high-strength and advanced high-strength steel in the LaCrosse, helping it shed nearly 300 pounds from its curb weight. This new platform uses more AHSS and UHSS than its predecessor and features new manufacturing solutions.
Packed with Power
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD features a high-strength steel, fully boxed, and full-length ladder frame. Every component in the vehicle has been bolstered and strengthened for added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, as well as torsional rigidity. This accommodates more towing for your summer vacation cargo and a heavier payload, adding to the list of why we love trucks.
The 2016 Honda Civic uses 58% high-strength steel to increase size and stiffness, helping it achieve industry-leading safety ratings. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Civic rates 5 stars for frontal crash, side crash, and rollover. With all these accomplishments, no wonder why this car has been named 2016 North American Car of the Year.
So, when looking at the possibility of a new vehicle, keep these makes and models in mind.
Think about the lightweighting, strength, and environmental benefits, but most importantly think of the endless benefits to sticking with steel.
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