The steering column moved horizontally forward in the impact, creating more space for the driver. A large knee airbag protected the driver's knees and femurs. Land Rover were able to show that the airbag would also protect larger and smaller occupants sat in different seating positions.
The car scored maximum points in the pole test but lost part of a point for chest protection in the side impact.
The car was awarded maximum points for its protection of both child dummies during the full-scale tests†. The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. Labels warning of the risks of using a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat were not clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats is not clearly marked.
The car scored no points for the protection offered to pedestrians by either the bumper or the front edge of the bonnet. The protection offered to the heads of child and adult pedestrians was also rated as predominantly poor.