2016 Kia Optima to Include 50 Percent More High-Strength Steel
April 2, 2015—Kia on Wednesday announced that more than 50 percent of the body of its 2016 Kia Optima will be comprised of advanced high-strength steel.
This represents a 150-percent increase over the previous model year vehicle.
Kia said the result is a lighter, stronger body for better fuel economy and handling.
"This body structure helps provide crash protection, better driving dynamics, and is the foundation for a quieter ride," Kia said in a press release.