Take a moment away from your chocolate eggs as Diesel Car considers a very timely top three on this seasonal Sunday – our top three car bonnets, just in time for Easter…
When the MINI arrived in 2001 it boasted plenty of interesting features. Many paid homage to the original but, one that the new car boasted was its clamshell bonnet. When open, it took the car’s headlights and wings with it offering excellent access to the MINI’s mechanicals. Later models leave the lights in place but that top-notch access remains.
2. Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler’s PT Cruiser is one of the most unique cars of the last ten to fifteen years. With its broad bonnet tapering down to a broad, slatted grille, the PT Cruiser was pure hot road. In the States some owners went further fitting classic Art Deco-style hood ornament. A beauty of a bonnet and no mistake…
3. Volvo V40
How about a bonnet that could save your life? Well the Volvo V40 has just that – it’s the first car in the World to be equipped with a pedestrian airbag. Should the car come into contact with a person an airbag will deploy around the bottom of the screen offering a life-saving cushion to the person unfortunate enough to have been hit.