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Love the car all but one thing.
The panels and bumper are kept light by making them paper thin, this is a poor decision and a cost cutting one.
other materials could have been used and would have been much stronger.
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Panels and bumpers usually aren't structural so are an OK place to cut weight. I haven't had any denting issues other than acorns falling on the roof but those dent most cars.

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The body panels on my Ioniq are a little more solid than the flimsy stuff used on my Prius - that ended up with a $1500 repair to a fender caused by a shopping cart.

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The body panels on my Ioniq are a little more solid than the flimsy stuff used on my Prius - that ended up with a $1500 repair to a fender caused by a shopping cart.

Ouch, $1500? What'd they do, replace the whole fender?

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Ouch, $1500? What'd they do, replace the whole fender?
In the end, yes they had to. The back of the panel was actually cracked by the impact, despite it being a low-speed impact by the empty cart. Very flimsy body panel.

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I must be used to driving absolute tanks then, wouldn't be so bad if most the panel's weren't as flat offering no ridged contour.
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Love the car all but one thing.
The panels and bumper are kept light by making them paper thin, this is a poor decision and a cost cutting one.
other materials could have been used and would have been much stronger.
With the inevitable increase in weight affecting acceleration, fuel consumption and driver satisfaction... Weight has no place in car design. Not in 2019 anyway.
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Love the car all but one thing.
The panels and bumper are kept light by making them paper thin, this is a poor decision and a cost cutting one.
other materials could have been used and would have been much stronger.
How does the car score in crash tests?
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Body panels, like bumpers, in modern cars are designed to progressively collapse in the event of a collision to absorb impact forces. This has the added benefit for manufacturers of replacement panel sales.

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Often wondered why more vehicles do not use some form of plastic panels like Saturn did. The color was impregnated into the panel and if replacement was needed it was simple and Saturn even had a recycle policy for damaged panels.
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