You noticed? How very academic of you. 👨🎓
Yep, get the American english/English english/Australiian english thing re hoods and trunks vs bonnets and boots. It was the tigers and jungles with hoods bit. Hoods as in neighbourHOODs or HOODlums as in it's a jungle out there??? Or ???Which part, or all of it?
They call the bonnet the hood here. I don't think either term makes sense. Perhaps it's the hat that the engine wears?