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Monocoque - the most common form of chassis construction for passenger cars and, increasingly, four-wheel drives.

Unlike a ladder frame, where the chassis and body are separate for high strength, monococques are specifically designed to crumple in the event of a collision and absorb energy, protecting the occupants from the full force of the crash.

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