Toyota just released new Toyota TacomaA Raise Which boasts a long history in the United States. It is not available in the Spanish market, but one of its technologies can be extended to its off-road models: its shock-absorbing seats. Will it be a fad or will it become standard equipment?
New Toyota Tacoma Features isodynamic performance seats whose mission is accomplished by suspension: it passes Filter out all irregularities Asphalt off. The brand states that “they will stabilize the driver’s field of vision to improve focus, comfort and reduce fatigue on rough roads.”
The specialty of these seats is found in the backrest. While Toyota has put some shock absorbers: Two for vertical movement and the other two for lateral. In addition, there is a pair of suspension ball joints that allow the chair move, almost, freely For the rest Raise.
Toyota says both the driver and front passenger can adjust IsoDynamic Performance Seats “Based on their weight and their taste”. The shock absorbers are independent, so it is possible to block only one, in addition to setting them with different pressures.
How do shock absorber seats work?
Each seat has its own pressure gauge on the seatback, indicating that a Minimum pressure 4.1 bar and maximum 11.7. Under each, Toyota installed a Schrader valve with which it is possible to increase the air pressure manually. And at the bottom there’s a tab to lock (or not) the dampers.
This equipment makes off-road driving more comfortable, but at the same time, it problem of weight and space for Tacoma. To solve that extra kilo, Toyota has detailed the seat parts Fiberglass.
just as safe
As far as space is concerned, the brand has managed to make the seats Almost all common solutions: the only thing they couldn’t contain was electrical adjustment For backup, so they have chosen manual option.
In addition, IsoDynamic Performance has also passed it crash test Compared to any other Toyota seat and they are just as safe as the rest. It just remains to be seen how they make an impact knee room of the people in the back row.