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The bumper includes sensors that detect a collision with a pedestrian and includes energy absorbing foam and plastics in its construction, to reduce leg injuries.

During a pedestrian collision, the sensors initiate the pedestrian protection system. The system releases the bonnet hinges and raises the rear edge of the bonnet by approximately 130 mm.

The system increases the gap between the bonnet and the components within the front luggage compartment. The increased gap creates a cushion to mitigate injury caused to the pedestrian.

The pedestrian protection system is active only when the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The vehicle’s electrical system is switched on.

  • The vehicle is driven between speeds of approximately 25 km/h (16 mph) and 50 km/h (31 mph).

The system also incorporates a pedestrian protection airbag. See PEDESTRIAN AIRBAG.


Fitment of the pedestrian protection system is market and model dependent.