Hyundai said Tuesday more than half of the body of its completely new B-segment crossover is advanced high-strength steel.
The 2018 Kona, which will go on sale in the U.S. after first launching in South Korea this month, also includes nearly 375.7 feet of structural adhesive.
“Hyundai Motor is the only car manufacturer to make its own steel to produce its vehicles globally, providing great benefits for the Kona,” Hyundai wrote in a news release Tuesday. “The lightweight body frame has been developed with 51.8% Advanced High Strength Steel to deliver class-leading levels of passive safety.
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