The rear end is suspended by a simple yet space-efficient torsion beam
, Honda reasoning that if it could make the feisty Type-R work, and work well, with a torsion beam
rear, then there was clearly nothing wrong with the fundamental layout.
The Coupled Torsion Beam
Axle rear suspension introduced in 2011 was a smart move, dialling out the understeer its predecessor had, and was also more tunable than the old suspension.
There's nothing revolutionary about the suspension which is fairly standard set-up with MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam
at the rear.
The vehicle is mounted on independent McPherson strut front suspension with coil springs and stabilizer bars, and semi-independent torsion beam
, coil springs and stabilizer bars at the rear, with front disk brakes but drum rear brakes.
Stiffened by the addition of 36 spot welds, the body shell also accommodates a new rear torsion beam
and a new support beam for the dashboard.
Apart from the change in drivetrain, the Duster AWD features independent multi-link suspension at all four corners, as opposed to the FWD's torsion beam
setup at the rear.The other changes made to the car include a different set of alloy wheels, a darkened headlamp cluster and a matte black B-pillar.
The rear suspension has a stiffer torsion beam
with softer coil springs and the front also uses softer springs and new dampers that reduce vibrations from the road surface.
The suspension, with independent MacPherson struts up front and rear torsion beam
-- is compliant and absorbs and manages all but the worst road bumps.
Venant torsion beam
theories are used to derive the governing differential equations of motion and a classical finite element solution is developed.
Externally, the Auris Touring Sports is the same as its hatchback stablemate but the longer body has a strengthened fifth door frame to improve rigidity and the rear suspension is either a torsion beam
or, on more powerful versions, double wishbones.
The Swift DZire offers a perfect suspensions - the front integrating a MacPherson strut with coil spring and the rear featuring a torsion beam
with coil spring - provide higher mounting rigidity and confident stability, said a senior official.
The higher body rigidity on account of McPherson strut suspension at the front and H Type torsion beam
suspension at the rear offers solid road handling and a supple ride.