Toronto, Ontario — Last month, Mitsubishi announced its 2022 model Outlander with ultra-high-strength steel parts.
According to Mitsubishi, the 2022 generation Outlander will feature this light but strong ultra-high-strength steel to save about 50 pounds.
“A cyclic structure was used to connect the engine compartment suspension members to the spring house and cowl top, and a cyclic structure was also used for the cabin windshield and from the rear door back-floor member to the rear pillar and roof,” Mitsubishi wrote in a press document.
“Adding a cyclic structure that is connected in three locations, one to the engine compartment and two around the cabin, increased the front body rigidity by 26% and the vehicle torsional rigidity by 33% over the previous model and contributed to significantly increasing the driving stability.”
In the same document, Mitsubishi presented a diagram that showed 1,470 megapascals on the vehicle’s door rings where the ultra-high-strength steel is used.
There will be other areas that will include ultra-high-strength steel as well like the A-, B- and hinge pillars, frame rails and part of the roof rails and the bumper beam.
In the event of a collision, six floor members under the body of the car are designed to disperse the impact.