2019 QX50 WINS GLOBAL AWARD FOR WORLD’S FIRST STEELAug 9th, 2019
The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 has just received a prestigious global award for containing the “world’s first high-tensile steel” from SAE International! Incredibly, around 27% of the 2019 QX50’s body contains special steels – this is an increase of 21% over the previous generation – which results in a 23kg mass reduction overall!
Right now you might be wondering how an increase of special steels can actually result in a mass reduction. Well, special steel is stronger, and therefore the sections become smaller! In addition, using stronger steel results in overall weight reduction, which improves fuel economy, while the increased strength builds on existing safety, and at the same time creates more interior space!
Infiniti engineers worked directly with a steel supplier in order to make this new world’s first steel compatible for mass production! The engineers formulated a brand new 980MPa steel, using a specially developed formula, which has superseded the traditional 590MPa steel. The result: a high-strength, lightweight, and highly formable steel for the Infiniti chassis. As part of the research that went into the development of this new steel, Infiniti Engineers wrote an academic paper, called: “The application of 980MPa advanced high strength steel with high formability”.
This academic paper was then chosen for The SAE/AISI Sydney H. Melbourne Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Automotive Steel Sheet by SAE International! The prestigious award was collected by Kentaro Ishiuchi – a member of the team behind the academic paper – at the award ceremony, held in Detroit, Michigan. SAE International, is a global non-profit organization based in the U.S., which has more than 128,000 participating engineers and researchers working in aerospace, passenger car, and commercial vehicle industries.
The 2019 Infiniti QX50 is the first car in the world to use 980MPa steel, which offers many customer benefits, including reduced weight, improved fuel economy, and enhanced levels of safety.
If you would like to learn more about the 2019 QX50, then please drop into our Guelph Infiniti dealership, where one of our very qualified Sales Consultants will be able to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, please feel free to browse our 2019 QX50 Online Inventory at your leisure!
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