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The bonnet serves as an extra storage place, whilst also serving as a large frontal crumple zone.
Front crumple zones have been increased, front air bags upgraded and reinforcements made to improve the Accent's collision management performance, especially in small overlap crashes.
Also standard are structural safety features such as an energy-absorbing steering column, front and rear crumple zones, five-mph bumpers, hood-buckling creases and safety stops, and body-side reinforcements.
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Definition of crumple zone for English Language Learners
: the front part of a vehicle that is designed to bend easily in an accident so that the people inside are protected
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