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2018 Kia Rio Body Structure

The 2018 Kia Rio is packed full of passive and active safety systems. The body structure has 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) for increased rigidity.  Notice the increased use of AHSS (red) in the front of the vehicle near the firewall.  This material will not rip or tear during a dash lift or roll.  Something to keep in mind.

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2018 Kia Sportage Body Structure

2018 Kia Sportage The 2018 Sportage Kia unibody boasts chassis rigidity based on Advanced High-Strength Steel. With 51% AHSS, the Sportage is even stronger and lighter. Hot-stamped AHSS components in 14 core stress areas help provide maximum crash protection, better ...

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2018 Honda Odyssey Body Structure

The 2018 Honda Odyssey increased the use of high strength steels which helped the vehicle shed 75 pounds of weight. Honda used the highly innovative, next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) in the body structure.

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