2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Body Structure
The 2023 KIA Sportage PHEV Ultra-High Strength Steel (UHSS) is in all the typical locations on a new vehicle. The rockers and several underbody stampings are always reinforced with UHSS to protect the battery and the occupants.
Below are several images from the 2023 KIA Sportage PHEV Emergency Rescue Guide. Take a look at how the high-voltage battery pack is protected between the UHSS rockers. This is extremely common in EV and Hybrid vehicles that have batteries in/under the floor pan.