Published: 01 Apr 2015

Euro NCAP safety ratings offer peace of mind motoring

Retail and business customers visiting Jennings Ford’s Transit Centres, part of the Jennings Motor Group, are taking advantage of an award-winning range, which also offers peace of mind motoring.

Customers at the group’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead and the Cargo Fleet Lane branch, are taking advantage of Ford’s commercial vehicle range, which not only offers high quality products at affordable and competitive prices, but that also score best in class for Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) rating.

The latest Euro NCAP 5 star-rated models are on display and available to test drive by appointment at the Gateshead and Middlesbrough dealerships.

For the past 18 years, Euro NCAP have been looking at the safety features and performance of both cars and commercial vehicles by using a five-star rating system that inspects all aspects of vehicle safety.  Divided into four key sections including Adult Occupancy, Child Occupancy, Pedestrian and Safety Assist, the testing award results allow customers to compare individual manufacturer’s safety records.

Eric Vickers, commercial sales manager at the Jennings Ford Transit Centre in Gateshead, said; “Customers are not only looking for high quality affordable products, they are looking for peace of mind, which is what the Euro NCAP safety rating offers.” 

Customers purchasing a commercial vehicle from the Ford range can relax in the knowledge that, in addition to a range of advanced technologies available across the award-winning range, airbags including, curtain, driver and passenger are fitted as standard. 

Innovative safety features of the highest standard are recognised by Euro NCAP through its Advanced Rewards scheme.  Ford’s SYNC with Emergency Assist was recently recognised for its ability to call local emergency services in the event of an accident.  The facility is able to locate the vehicle using GPS and calls the emergency services via the occupant’s mobile phone.

The first vehicle in its segment to be awarded the maximum five stars by Euro NCAP for safety, was the all-new Ford Transit Custom model. Safety equipment includes, front seatbelt pretensions, front seatbelt load limiters, driver frontal airbag, front passenger frontal airbag, curtain airbags, side body airbags, driver knee airbag, electronic stability control and seatbelt reminder.

The Ford Transit Custom model scored an overall 77% after the rigorous heavy impact crash tests including a score of 90% for child protection.

Another model in the range and the first ever pick-up to be awarded the maximum five stars during the rigorous Euro NCAP process, is the Ford Ranger.

The Ranger has a class-leading safety package, which includes everything from standard driver and passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag to an advanced Ranger's Electronic Stability Programme (EPS). That’s why it’s the first ever pick-up to be awarded a Euro NCAP 5-star rating. Its security package is equally comprehensive, too

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Transit Centres, contact Gateshead on 0191 4607464, Middlesbrough on 01642 209100.

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