Ford’s all-new Focus has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. It is worth noting that new, more stringent tests mean it’s harder than ever to achieve this score. The all-new Focus is one of the first vehicles to achieve five stars under the new test.
Ford has equipped the all-new Focus with sophisticated features designed to help prevent or mitigate the impact of an accident.
Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection – commended by Euro NCAP – which can detect people in or near the road ahead, or who may cross the vehicle’s path. The system automatically applies the brakes if it detects a potential collision and the driver does not respond to warnings.
Showcasing its commitment to improving safety, Ford’s system can now also detect cyclists; and functions in the dark using light from the headlamps.
Euro NCAP awarded high scores to the all-new Focus for both adult and child occupant protection – supported by a 40 per cent increase in front crash load capability from Ford’s all-new C2 architecture, and a body structure comprising 33 per cent ultra-high strength and press-hardened boron steels.
Focus also achieved maximum scores in tests designed to replicate car-to-car side impacts. The first all-new Focus vehicles are now on their way to customers in Europe.
“Think back to when you took your driving test, and how hard you had to concentrate to be safe on the road. Driving hasn’t become any less demanding – we have become more accustomed to pressure. Technologies like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection will reduce the demand on drivers, helping them focus their attention and be more confident at the wheel,” said Helmut Reder, Ford Focus global vehicle line director.
To find out more about the all-new Focus, or configure yours, head over to the Ford website.