MAZDA will be prepared to introduce their newMazda CX-5 by early 2012. Aside from it being a much anticipated crossover from the auto maker, it is the first car implementing ultra-high tensile steel. But what does that mean to you? Contact Superior Mazda at (866) 976-3639 and let us know.
Ultra-high tensile steel will give occupants a better chance of surviving accidents. It's a light weight, strong material, designed to absorb shock during a collision as well as improve maneuverability.
The ultra-high tensile steel will be fabricated into front and rear bumpers, which will become 20% stronger and 10.5 pounds lighter.
"Mazda conducted extensive research into how bumper beams deform in a crash, and created a new design that absorbs energy more efficiently," according to one report.1
This produces greater miles per gallon ratings for CX-5 as well. Added to the fuel efficient SKYACTIV engine, Mazda cars may become the greenest on the road. Ultra-high tensile steel is part of Mazda's plan for future lightweight, highly rigid vehicles.