TOPS IN SAFETY: Ford’s Tourneo Connect earns a coveted five-star rating Euro NCAP in the 2013 safety tests. Image: EURONCAP ~ Supplied
BRENTWOOD, England - The new Ford Tourneo Connect first compact MPV to be awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority, Euro NCAP.
The MPV, based on the same platform as the Focus, C-Max and Kuga, achieved 94% for adult occupant protection, 85% for child occupant protection, and 83% overall.Video: 2013 Ford Tourneo Connect Euro NCAP crash test
The model's larger sibling, the Tourneo Custom, is the only vehicle in its class to earn five stars.‘LIVE LIFE TO THE FULL
Ford Europe’s Tourneo Connect chief programme engineer, Stephen Lesh, said: “The Tourneo Connect gives active families the space and versatility they need to live life to the full. This significant endorsement from Euro NCAP shows that we know how important safety is for our customers, too.”
The Tourneo Connect is equipped with dual-front and side airbags as well as curtain airbags in the front and rear. Its Isofix mounting points scored 100% in safety by Euro NCAP “for the ease of installing a child safety seat”.
The vehicle is equipped with active city stop (designed to avoid low speed collisions with stationary or slower moving traffic ahead) and Ford’s Sync with emergency assistance.
Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen, said: “The comprehensive package which includes a driver-set speed assistance system, standard seatbelt reminders on the front seats and the low-speed autonomous braking system active city stop, makes the Tourneo Connect an attractive offering for safety-minded drivers.”