What’s different about the Veolster compared to a typical vehicle?
One design technique automakers use is common parts that can be used in different places in the vehicle, but are the exact same part. Another commonly used technique is design a part that is symmetrically opposite, or in better words, a mirror image. This is the reason most side airbags and inflators are generally located in the same location from driver side to passenger side. However, that is not always the case. Take a look at the body structure of the 2012 Hyundai Veolster. Not only are the side airbag inflators in a different location on the driver compared to the passenger side. The B-Pillar is completely different from driver to passenger. Now on the Hyundai Veolster, a quick inner survey should reveal that the passenger side has a rear door. Always keep in made the vehicle could be pinned up next to a jersey barrier or another vehicle that could hide features of the vehicle. While the 2012 Hyundai Veolster is a uniquely designed body structure and definitely not typical. We need to add the body structure design and asymmetrically airbag location into our mental toolboxes!