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Chester, heres an excerpt from KIA on the Sedan & Koup chassis:
The front sub frame is hydro-formed, which is lighter than conventional types.
The sub frame is solidly mounted to the monocoque shell, enhancing handling performance. The body is a monocoque type which makes use of a lot of high tensile steel (>63%) giving it excellent torsional rigidity and strength. It’s designed to score a 5-Star rating in the US NHTSA NCAP tests. The body shell has a “ring” like structure around the centre pillar area, right where the seat mounts are. There’s also an ultra high-rigidity steel (120kg grade) side sill, about 4 times the tensile strength of the old LD Cerato/Spectra!

Source: 05/13/2009 -
Chester wrote: just wondering if they are gonna crash test the koup
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