vehicle. Consult this manual to determine
how this reduces the available cargo and
luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
The maximum load is the sum of the weight of
the occupants and the cargo.
The greater the weight of the occupants, the
less cargo that can be transported.
Stowing and securing cargo
▷ Cover sharp edges and corners on the
▷ Heavy cargo: stow as far forward as possi‐
ble, directly behind and at the bottom of
the rear passenger seat backrests.
▷ Very heavy cargo: when the rear seat is not
occupied, secure each of the outer safety
belts in the opposite buckle.
▷ If necessary, fold down the backrests to
▷ Do not stack cargo above the top edge of
▷ Smaller and light cargo: secure with
ratchet straps or draw straps.
▷ Larger and heavy cargo: secure with cargo
Lashing eyes in the cargo
There are four lashing eyes in the cargo area
for securing cargo.
Attach load securing aids, such as lashing
straps, retaining straps, draw straps or cargo
nets, to the lashing eyes in the cargo area.
Roof-mounted luggage rack
Installation only possible with roof rack.
Roof racks are available as special accessories.
When driving with roof load, e.g., with
roof-mounted luggage rack, driving safety may
not be ensured in driving-critical situations due
to the elevated center of gravity. There is a risk
of accidents or risk of property damage. Do not
deactivate Dynamic Stability Control DSC
when driving with roof load.◀
Follow the installation instructions of the roof
Because roof-mounted luggage racks raise the
vehicle's center of gravity when loaded, they
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