I'm not sure what all the hub bub is about.
What's the bottom line?
The bottom line is that I want my vehicle to keep me and my passengers safe regardless of the results to the interior/exterior's looks AFTER the accident.
A) My insurance can deal with the ugliness of the vehicle.
B) Did all the safety features keep us as safe as possible?!!!
C) Things can be replaced, people cannot
Safety or Beauty of the vehicle???
Seems like a straightforward thought process when engineers are designing the safety features and how they'll fit on the vehicle.
"Hmmm, what will keep the passengers the safest?" or "Hmmm, what will cause the least beautification damage to the vehicle AFTER an accident?"
I'm quite certain the first question is priority.