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The Toyota GR Yaris - Bodywork

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The GR Yaris is the first production model from Toyota with a roof made of woven carbon fiber material. Compared to a conventional steel component, this C-SMC material (Carbon Sheet Moulding Compound) saves 3.5 kg in a place that is particularly important for the car's centre of gravity. Toyota manufactures the hood, tailgate and doors from aluminum, which results in a weight reduction of another 24 kg. In total, the proportion of aluminum in the body of the GR Yaris reaches around ten kilograms. As a result, it weighs 38 kg less than that of the corresponding Yaris predecessor model. High- and ultra-high-strength steels are used at particularly sensitive points in the vehicle. On the one hand, they guarantee the unchanged high level of crash safety of the three-door model, while on the other hand they allow the use of thinner-layer and therefore lighter metal in other segments

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