On its website, the Hyundai-Kia group proudly states they have made intensive use of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) and hot-stamped steels in the latest generation of their most popular models. These modern steels contribute in many ways to the pleasure of driving Hyundai and Kia cars. That might be because of the increased safety, better handling, lower fuel consumption, noise reduction… and many other benefits steel brings to today’s mobility solutions.
51% of the Sonata's body is made of an advanced high strength steel (AHSS), which is twice as strong as ordinary steel plate. This means better energy absorption, even distribution of collision forces, and minimal distortion. Most of all, it means better passenger protection.
Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS):
Experience differentiated driving sensitivity and stability
With 51% of the vehicle made from Advanced high strength steel (AHSS), you get more energy absorption, even distribution of collision forces, and minimal distortion.
With 51% AHSS, the all-new Sportage is even stronger and lighter which leads to benefits including better handling and improved fuel efficiency. Hot-stamped AHSS components in 14 core stress areas help provide maximum crash protection, better driving dynamics, and a quieter ride.
More than 51% of the all-new Optima uses AHSS, a 150% increase over the previous model. A new ring-shaped section (which defines the boot opening behind the rear seats and below the shelf) substantially increases body rigidity. The all-new Optima features hot-stamped components in 16 core stress areas, a 350% increase over the previous model. The strengthened body structure provides improved crash protection, better driving dynamics, and a quieter ride.
Offering the latest steels and steel solutions worldwide
ArcelorMittal produces AHSS and hot-stamped steels (like our famous Usibor® range) which allow car manufacturers to design safer and more environmentally friendly vehicles. For several years now, ArcelorMittal has been working in partnership with the Hyundai-Kia group. This has led to the adoption of several advanced steel solutions which are now being implemented in the Hyundai-Kia group’s vehicles around the world.