BODY SHELL



IMPACT SAFETY BODY RISE (REINFORCED IMPACT SAFETY EVOLUTION)






The front and rear structures to absorb high energy, and the highly tough cabin structure are adopted to reduce the risk of passenger injuries at front-, rear-, and side-impact collisions, secure the space for life protection, and facilitate rescuing passengers. These structures also have the following features:

  1. The crush box structure has been adopted to the front end of the front sidemember to improve the characteristics at a minor frontal collision.
  2. The ring structure of the side structure reinforcement has been adopted to improve the collision characteristics and the rigidity of the whole vehicle.
  3. A front floor sidemember is located in and under the front floor to improve frontal collision safety.
  4. The padding structure of the cowl top is designed to have a crushable structure in order to efficiently absorb energy upon impact, thus improving the pedestrian protection capability.

STEEL PLATE WITH UNEVEN THICKNESS




The uneven thickness steel panels* (in uneven thickness integrated structure) have been adopted for the parts shown in the figure to improve safety upon impact and reduce weight.
note *: A steel sheet of varying thickness that is welded into one steel sheet.