COMPARISON OF THREE TYPES OF FRONT BODY CONSTRUCTION OF SUB-COMPACT CARS

Three different types of front suspension and the corresponding body construction configurations were selected for comparison among unitary constructed sub-compact cars with a weight range between 2,500 lb (1100 km) and 3,000 lb (1400 km) and which are currently being manufactured by Toyota. These were compared and evaluated in terms of weight, productivity, noise and vibration characteristics, and crashworthiness. The pros and cons of each type were analyzed and the results of this analysis are presented in this paper. /GMRL/

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00097900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750076 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM