Patent Number: 7,823,964

Title: Bottom structure of vehicle body

Abstract: A second cross member, which extends in the lateral direction of a vehicle, is provided between one of floor side members and one of tunnel under reinforcements below a front floor panel. The bottom wall of the second cross member is arch-shaped, and a space is provided under the bottom wall. Due to the arch-shaped bottom wall, the second cross member deforms upward upon side collision of the vehicle, whereby the components arranged in the space are not damaged.

Inventors: Tasumi; Shin (Toyota, JP), Masuda; Hiroki (Kasugai, JP)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B62D 25/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00