Ford Falcon UTE Awarded 5-Star ANCAP Safety Rating
Side airbags and DSC are offered as options on XL and R6 models and come in standard for the XR6 and XR6 Turbo models. The FG Falcon Ute received a total score of 33.58 points from 37 points, a record value for utility vehicles in Australia, as well as the highest score ever for a domestically-produced vehicle, behind the Falcon FG Sedan.
The vehicle scored 14.62 out of 16 in the frontal offset crash test, with the passenger compartment maintaining its shape. For the side impact crash test, the car received a score of 15.96 out of 16.
“The FG Falcon Ute is fitted with Ford's Intelligent Safety System – a combination of the latest generation safety devices and electronic management tools that combine state-of-the-art restraint systems with intelligent monitoring of crash severity and occupant positioning,” stated the press release.
The addition of side head/thorax airbags as standard equipment on the latest Falcon XR6 and XR6 Turbo UTE model completes the list of safety equipments for the vehicles, which includes:
- Driver and front passenger airbags
- Side head/thorax airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Traction Control and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
- Pyrotechnic seatbelt pretensioners
- Crash severity and seat position sensors
- Beltminder system
- Driver fatigue warning