Okay, we've heard everything else now, including the change of the bonnet bulge.
Now lets hear something important - just how safe is the new BA?
At this point, let me provide a reference for the safety of the AUII/III.
The overall rating out of 5 stars was 3 stars.
The STRUCTURE was rated as MARGINAL.
Pedestrian rating; 2 stars
During offset tests, the right front wheel protruded into the drivers leg area pushing the brake pedal to within 10 cm of the seat. Thats about the diameter of a human leg. Result? Possible amputation.
Is the BA safer? I asked this question of a local Ford salesman, who had received the special BA into given out a few months ago. He has told me the front suspension has been totally redesigned and that the front wheels now 'splay out' in an offset accident and under no count now intrudes into the passenger compartment.
Anyone able to confirm this? Seems ANCAP don't test cars before they are launched, so no one really knows the safety aspects of the car they are going to purchase.