New Ford Focus Gets Maximum Euro NCAP Safety Rating
Dummy readings indicated good protection of all body regions for the front passenger, and for all body regions except the lower legs of the driver, protection of which was adequate. Protection of the pelvis was adequate in the side barrier test and was good for all other body regions. In the severe side pole test, chest protection was rated as marginal but was otherwise good or adequate. Meanwhile, the seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact.
As for child occupants, Focus scored the maximum points available for the protection of the 3 year child in the frontal and side impact tests, and lost only a fraction of a point for the 18 month infant.
The front edge of the bumper offered good protection in case of pedestrian collisions. In addition, protection provided by the bonnet was also good for both adults and children.
The big move these day when it comes to safety is not all about crumple zones and soft bumpers, but electronic systems. As a result electronic stability control is standard equipment on all Focus variants and passed Euro NCAP's test. A standard-fit seatbelt reminder covers the driver and front passenger seats.
The car tested by Euro NCAP equipped with the 1.6-liter TDCI engine and is a five-door ‘Trend’ model.
Safety equipment includes front seatbelt pretensioners, front seatbelt load limiters, driver frontal airbag (single stage), front passenger frontal airbag (single stage), side body airbags, side head airbags, Electronic Stability Control and seatbelt Reminder
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