CRUSHABLE ZONE CONSTRUCTION


BHE091001084T02

• High-tensile-strength plates with an octagonal profile are used for the front bumper reinforcement and front side frames have been placed to absorb the impact force of a frontal collision.

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Front bumper reinforcement
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Front side frame
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Octagonal profile

• A high-tensile-strength plate that is highly effective in absorbing force has been adopted for the large profile, straight-shaped rear side frame. Structural strength of the high-mount backbone frame and the crossmember rear side frame has been reinforced in order to disperse an impact to the fuel tank area and thereby suppress deformation.

• A three-pronged structure, capable of dispersing impact force received by the front side frame in three directions, has been adopted. It also suppresses cabin deformation in offset frontal collisions.

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High-mount backbone frame
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Crossmember
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Rear bumper reinforcement
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Rear side frames