Payload depends on the car's kerb weight. The total of the weight of the passengers and all accessories reduces the car's payload by a corresponding weight.
For more detailed information on weights, see Weights.
The tailgate is opened via a button on the lighting panel or the remote control key, see Locking/unlocking - tailgate.
The car’s driving properties change depending on the weight and positioning of the load.
To bear in mind when loading
- Position the load firmly against the rear seat's backrest.
Note that objects must not prevent the function of the WHIPS system for the front seats if any of the rear seat's backrests is folded down, see WHIPS - seating position.
- Centre the load.
- Heavy objects should be placed as low as possible. Avoid placing heavy loads on lowered backrests.
- Cover sharp edges with something soft to avoid damaging the upholstery.
- Secure all loads to the load retaining eyelets with straps or web lashings.
A loose object weighing 20 kg (44 pounds) can, in a frontal collision at a speed of 50 km/h(30 mph) carry the impact of an item weighing 1000 kg (2200 pounds).
The protection provided by the inflatable curtain in the headlining may be compromised or eliminated by high loads.
- Never load cargo above the backrest.
Always secure the load. Always secure the load. During heavy braking the load may otherwise shift, causing personal injury to the car's occupants.
Cover sharp edges and sharp corners with something soft.
Switch off the engine and apply the parking brake when loading/unloading long items. Otherwise you may accidentally knock the gear lever or gear selector with the load into a drive position - and the car could then move off.