Ford B-MAX gets the highest possible five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 30, 2012

Crash test authority Euro NCAP gave the highest possible five-star safety rating to the all-new Ford B-MAX. The Ford B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle got an overall protection score of 83%, after getting a score of 93% for adult protection and 84% for child protection. Tom Overington, Ford’s European safety project manager, said that safety is a “fundamental Ford value.”

He said that the team did very well in guaranteeing that B-MAX offers the safety standards to be expected for any model. When the do expressure Ford subjected the B-MAX to more than 5,000 computer simulated crash tests during development, no less than 40 complete crash tests and a further 100 tests which involved the car being mounted on a sled and fired into a barrier.

The high strength and ultra-high strength steels form more than 58% of the B-MAX body and are used in brackets, called crash-catchers; these lock the ingenious Ford Easy Access Door System in place if the vehicle suffers a side-impact. The B-MAX has seven airbags and the front-end is carefully engineered for optimised pedestrian protection.

It also features Ford’s Active City Stop system – a segment-first designed to help motorists avoid low speed collisions with stationary or slower moving traffic. This model comes with the following: SYNC, with Emergency Assistance, designed to assist the car’s occupants to call for help in the event of a crash.

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