The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) awarded the "Automotive Excellence Award" to Honda Motor Co. for its advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) innovations in the 2018 Honda Odyssey. The automaker designed an all-new chassis for the 2018 Odyssey to maximize maneuverability and steering ease.

Honda employed an advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure in combination with tailor-welded, hot-stamped door rings and a new multiconnection bumper beam to enhance occupant protection. Find out more about the award.