The body has a structure that can distribute energy to many members to increase absorption of collision energy and a high strength framework that can control the deformation of the cabin and help secure sufficient survival space.
Lightweight and Highly Rigid Body
Using high-strength sheet steel and ultra high-strength sheet steel reduces weight and ensures rigidity together with an optimized frame joint structure and optimal positioning of reinforcement members.
Rust-resistance performance is enhanced by extensive use of anti-corrosion sheet steel, as well as by anti-corrosion treatments that include the application of anti-rust wax, sealer and anti-chipping paint to parts that corrode easily, such as the hood and rocker panels.
Low Vibration and Low Noise Body
By connecting braces and reinforcements to the body panels, panel vibration has been reduced. Changes in the structure of body panels also reduce panel vibration. A structure that reduces body panel frame movement ensures low noise levels.
Effective application of vibration damping and noise suppressant materials reduces engine, wind and road noise.
The surface where the A-pillar meets the windshield has been leveled off and the shape around the doors and rockers has been smoothed, effectively reducing separation.
Various types of airflow routing parts are provided under the floor, and an under cover is provided to make the under body flat in order to ensure excellent aerodynamic performance.
The large trapezoid shaped radiator grille, which is an SU (Sport Utility) truck identifier (*a), and thin, wide stretched-out headlamps (*b) have been combined to express the letter T (large T).
The contrast between the thin headlamps and thick front bumper creates a powerful SUV face.
The vertically positioned radiator grille (*c) and headlamps that flow round the corners into the side body (*d) create a front design with a strong sense of mass.
The contrast between the slim glass and thick doors expresses the proportions of a new SUV.
The character of the shoulder area (*a), which is curved like a bow, emphasizes the dynamism of the overall body.
The lowered angles of the front and rear pillars (*b) and rearward dropping roof silhouette (*c) express a cabin in motion while also enhancing aerodynamics.
The rear quarter side glass tapers towards the rear end (*d) and the lower rear-end corner is located as far back as possible, ensuring visibility for third-row occupants.
The clear contrast of the round, tight back door area (*a), protruding wheel flares (*b) and bumper area (*c) with a rigid feel expresses strength and a sturdy stance.
Like the front, the letter T (large T) is used as a graphic theme, with a surface configuration of rear combination lamps (*d) that extend to the corner edges and a trapezoid graphic shape (*e), expressing width and a solid stance.