Kia stiffens Sedona body for improved safety and driving dynamics (video)

  • 24-Nov-2014 10:11 EST
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At 24.5 x 104 kgf/m2/rad, Hyundai claims a 36% advantage over the Honda Odyssey in torsional rigidity.

For the new-from-the-ground-up 2015 Sedona multipurpose vehicle, Kia employs plenty of high- and ultra-high-strength steel in the body. To watch Kia Motors America Vice President of Product Planning Orth Hedrick describe the vehicle's body technologies, click on http://youtu.be/amlJw9K5pK4. For an article on the body and other aspects of the Sedona, click on http://articles.sae.org/13157/.

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