Wednesday, August 20, 1997

New Capella safety features

# Active safety

* Sideward visibility in rainy conditions has been improved by the A-pillar's gutter molding which prevents the rain flowing into the side windows. In addition, the rain deflector on the door mirror housing ensures a rain-free mirror surface for excellent rearward visibility.
* Its suspension with a high level of stability and the reliable braking system realize a safe driving.
* All models are equipped with the 4-wheel anti-lock braking system. In addition, the traction control system which is standard on all FWD models and the full-time 4WD system ensure the exceptional stability in handling and braking, and the excellent obstruction avoiding capability even in adverse weather conditions.

# Passive Safety

* The "MAGMA" newly developed, highly rigid and safety body consists of the sufficient front and rear crumple zones, which efficiently absorb the energy of a collision, and the rigid structure of the cabin. The Triple-H Structure," which explains the structure like the letter "H" used in the roof, body side and underfloor, secures the space for the occupants in a side collision or roll-over accident. With the body structure, the new Capella precedingly complies with the new domestic side impact regulation and the European new collision safety regulations (including offset frontal impact and side impact) which will be effective in 1998.
* Dual frontal SRS airbag system is standard equipment on all models.
* The world's first SRS side airbag system with the head protection function is standard on the type Zi-R and optional for all other models. The side airbag protects the upper torso and the head of front seat occupants, avoiding serious injury from contact with the side window and the center pillar. The side airbag is installed in each front seat's outer seatback bolster to offer optimum protection regardless of seat position.
* All models are equipped with front seatbelts featuring direct clamps and load limiters. In an accident, these mechanisms restrain passengers quickly and then reduce the excessive load to their chest.

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