Terios Safety
 
   
Newly developed 1.5-litre engine with power to spare
Full-time 4WD system with centre differential lock for superb off-road drivability
How the full-time 4WD system with centre differential lock works
Powerful braking performance
Newly developed suspension for enhanced riding comfort
Built for driving on rough terrain
Dual SRS air bags for added safety
Body structure designed to protect pedestrians
Advanced new crash-safety body
   
   
   
 Newly developed 1.5-litre engine with power to spare
A newly developed 1.5-litre engine* has more than enough power to deliver a spirited, satisfying ride, even with Terios' expanded body. With maximum output of 77/6000 (kW/rpm) and maximum torque of 140/4400 (N·m/rpm), the new engine delivers ample torque at low to mid-rpms and smooth, easy acceleration at high rpms. You enjoy an exciting ride whether you're travelling off-road, driving in the city, or cruising at high speeds. The engine is highly efficient too, contributing to the low fuel consumption of 7.9l/100 km**(EU combined mode).

*Also available is a 1.3-litre engine with maximum output of 63/6000 (kW/rpm) and maximum torque of 120/3200 (N·m/rpm).
*1.5-litre 4WD 5MT D / 1.3-litre 4WD 5MT

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 Full-time 4WD system with centre differential lock for superb off-road drivability

Boasting full-time 4WD and a centre differential lock, Terios delivers superb drivability on rough roads, quick acceleration from a standing position, and outstanding high-speed stability. The centre differential prevents occurrence of the "tight corner braking phenomenon."* In thick mud or on a deeply rutted road, just touch a button to switch on the differential lock. This connects the front and rear wheels directly, giving the vehicle better traction. A direct traction LSD (Limited-Slip Differential) for the rear wheels is available as an option for 4WD model.** If one rear wheel loses traction, this system delivers more power to the other rear wheel.

*A condition in which the difference in rotational speeds between the front wheels and rear wheels causes a braking effect.
** The LSD is not available on models with the optional VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) system.

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How the full-time 4WD system with centre differential lock works


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 Powerful braking performance

A 15-inch disc brake system assures outstanding stopping performance. The EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with brake assist distribute the braking force optimally to the four wheels.

A 16-inch ventilated disc brake system is also available.
*ABS control is not possible when the tyres have exceeded their performance limit. Also, the control distance cannot be shortened.

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 Newly developed suspension for enhanced riding comfort

A newly developed suspension system gives Terios outstanding driving stability even when the road gets rough. The suspension was perfected through repeated test-driving on a variety of road surfaces, resulting in a system that helps minimise fatigue during long-distance drives and improves both riding comfort and driving stability. A higher-performance suspension (with rear stabilizer) is also available.

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 Built for driving on rough terrain

The short front and rear overhangs and ample road clearance give Terios large approach and departure angles. This reduces the possibility of damaging the bumpers when driving over high obstacles such as large stones or climbing a rocky hill.

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 Dual SRS air bags for added safety

In addition to the standard dual SRS air bags for driver and front passenger, SRS curtain-shield air bags
(front and rear seats) and SRS side air bags (driver and front passenger seats) are available. The curtain-shield air bags, which deploy from the front pillars and roof side sections in the event of a strong side impact, cushion the occupants' heads for protection. The side air bags also offer protection in the event of a side impact, and a cut-off switch for the passenger-seat air bag is provided.

* SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System.
* The SRS air bags are supplementary devices to the seat belts. The seat     belts must be worn at all times.
* The dual SRS air bags, SRS curtain-shield air bags and SRS side air bags     will not deploy in cases of minor impact.
* In the photo shown, the SRS air bags were intentionally deployed to show     their function, and the front passenger seat was set to a reclined position.     In an actual collision, only the SRS side air bag on the impact side of the     ehicle will be deployed.

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 Body structure designed to protect pedestrians


Terios is designed to minimise the impact to a pedestrian's head and legs in the event of an accident.

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 Advanced new crash-safety body

To protect occupants in an accident, the cabin has been made extra-rigid and crushable structures have been used in the body's front and rear sections to absorb impact. Terios takes crash-safety design a step further with a structure that disperses the impact energy from a collision throughout the body frame. Repeated vehicleto- vehicle crash tests were conducted using vehicles of different sizes and weights to come up with designs that provide maximum protection to the occupants of both vehicles. This "mutual-safety compatible structure"* has been adopted in Terios.

* In a collision between vehicles of different weights, this concept aims at improving safety in the lighter vehicle and reducing the heavier vehicle's potential to damage the lighter one, thereby minimising the damage sustained by both cars.