Our breakthrough Pre-Crash Safety system, available as an option in the Premier, is constantly primed to help reduce the risk of injury and collision damage. A millimetre-wave radar - discretely hidden in the front grille – continuously monitors the road ahead for obstacles; this information is combined with vehicle speed and the system’s computer works out the likelihood of an impact.
If the risk is high, the driver is alerted by a warning message on the instrument panel and an audible buzz – the suspension settings are adjusted and brake pressure is increased in readiness for more than usually hard braking. If an impact is calculated to be unavoidable, the powerful pre-crash brakes are applied to reduce collision force and the front seatbelts are tightened immediately before impact.
Although there is no substitute for safe and attentive driving, Pre-Crash Safety is always there, just in case.