Ford Commercial Vehicles Euro NCAP

Posted on 11 Feb 2015

Since 1997 Euro NCAP tests have been looking at the safety features and performance of the cars and commercial vehicles using a five star rating system that looks at all aspects of vehicle safety. Divided into four key sections, Adult Occupancy, Child Occupancy, Pedestrian and Safety Assist, the testing awards allow customers to compare the safety records of the different vehicles available and make an informed decision. 

With advanced technology available across the Ford commercial range it is still important to remember that wearing a seatbelt is vital in ensuring that you and your passengers are as safe as possible when driving a commercial vehicle. Airbags including curtain, driver and passenger are fitted as standard to help your seatbelt protect you in the event of an accident. Not wearing your seatbelt will reduce their effectiveness.

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Euro NCAP advanced rewards winner

Innovative safety features of the highest standard are recognised by Euro NCAP through its Advanced Rewards scheme. SYNC with Emergency Assist was recently recognised for its ability to call local emergency services in the event of an accident. With 26 European languages available, SYNC locates the vehicle using GPS and calls the emergency services via the occupant’s mobile phone. President of Euro NCAP Andre Seeck said “The Euro NCAP Advanced rewards recognise safety innovation of the highest level and Ford is the first manufacturer to receive one for a vehicle tested under the heavy vehicle protocol. Transit Custom owners will now be able to benefit from safety and driver assistance technologies which were previously only available on passenger cars.”

Ford Transit Custom 5 star safety award

The all new Ford Transit Custom was the first vehicle in its segment to be awarded the maximum five stars by Euro NCAP for safety. Scoring an overall 77% after the rigorous heavy impact crash tests including 90% for child protection, Michiel van Ratingen secretary general at Euro NCAP remarked “The Ford Transit Custom is undoubtedly setting a high standard. Testing vehicles in this segment is a new departure for Euro NCAP and it is pleasing that consumers wishing to purchase five-star vehicles of this size can now do so”

Upon receiving the maximum 5 star award Barb Samardzich vice president, Product Development, Ford Europe commented “The Transit Custom redefines safety in its sector. We’ve combined a high strength steel structure, a pedestrian-friendly front end and segment-leading safety technologies to create a van that provides the best protection available”.

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Ford Transit Custom Euro NCAP score

Adult occupancy: 84%

Child occupancy: 90%

Pedestrian protection: 48%

Safety assist: 71%

Safety equipment

  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front seatbelt load limiters
  • Driver frontal airbag
  • Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Curtain airbags
  • Side body airbags
  • Side head airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Seatbelt reminder

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Ford Ranger 5 star safety award

The Ford Ranger was the first dedicated pick-up truck to be awarded the maximum five stars during the rigorous Euro NCAP process. Commenting on the Ford Ranger performance Michiel van Ratingen , added “With such pedestrian protection the Ford Ranger is undoubtedly raising the bar of safety in the category of pick-up trucks, which until now not proven to be the safest”.

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Ford Ranger Euro NCAP score

Adult occupancy: 96%

Child occupancy: 86%

Pedestrian protection: 71%

Safety assist: 71%

Safety equipment

  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front seatbelt load limiters
  • Driver frontal airbag
  • Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Side body airbags
  • Side head airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Seatbelt reminder

Safety assist

With a seatbelt reminder for the driver and front passenger seats, and electronic stability control as standard the Ford Ranger, they met the Euro NCAP test requirements.

Jennings Transit Centres located in Gateshead and Middlesbrough have the latest Euro NCAP 5 star commercial vehicles on display. For more information about the range of products and features call 0333 414 9750 to speak to a member of the team.  

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