You want a dependable vehicle that performs no matter where the road takes you and the reliability that only advanced high-strength steel can provide.
Steel gives automakers exactly what they need because it is strong, formable, lightweight and affordable.
That is exactly why you want your truck to be made with advanced high-strength steel.
AHSS offers automakers the ability to meet future regulations and return the highest value to their shareholders.
Over the past decade, advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have become the fastest growing material for vehicle use. AHSS are stronger, lighter, and have low emissions, helping automakers decrease a vehicle's life-long carbon footprint. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach takes a vehicle's entire environmental impact into account by looking at greenhouse gas emissions from each phase of its life. LCA shows that steel, which currently makes up about 60 percent of the average North American vehicle, generates fewer emissions than other automotive body materials. Over a vehicle's lifecycle, steel is the highest value and most environmentally effective choice for automakers.
12/17/2014 - The GMC Canyon features a cab and frame made with more than 72 percent advanced high-strength steel.
12/17/2014 - SMDI will host a casual space for automotive designers, engineers and media to explore the advantages of today's AHSS in the Grand Riverview Ballroom.
12/3/2014 - The Chevrolet Colorado feature extensive use of AHSS making it the most fuel efficient in its segment, while preserving true pickup capability.
11/24/2014 - Light-duty truck and SUV material studies show steel lighter on the environment than aluminum over total vehicle life.
11/14/2014 - The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award.
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Great Designs in Steel 2014
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