Great Designs in Steel 2018 Presentations: A Closer Look - 2019 Acura RDX

In case you missed it, Joe Riggsby from Honda R&D Americas, Inc. presented 2019 Acura RDX World’s First Inner & Outer Door Ring System at Great Designs in Steel 2018.

An industry first was introduced with the new 2019 Acura RDX, the inner door ring (referred to as inner ring in presentation) and the reinforcement door ring (referred to as outer door ring in presentation) are hot stamped 1,500 MPa steel, maintains safety with the panoramic roof opening and continues to meet or exceed safety standards.

Another key takeaway is weight reduction and improved body construction. Increased usage of high strength and advanced high strength steels sees an average vehicle weight reduction of 41 pounds.

You can also check out the presentations from previous years by going to Great Designs in Steel and clicking on the list to the left on the screen.