Ford Tourneo Connect gets 5-star rating from Euro NCAP

Article by Anita Panait, on November 29, 2013

Euro NCAP has awarded the all-new Ford Tourneo Connect the maximum five-star safety rating, making it the first compact people mover to receive the top score. The Ford Tourneo Connect scored 94 percent for adult occupant protection; 85 percent for child occupant protection; and 83 percent overall. The max rating for the Ford Tourneo Connect follows a similar rating -star safety rating received for the larger Ford Tourneo Custom people mover, which is still the only vehicle in its class to gain five stars from Euro NCAP.

Stephen Lesh, Tourneo Connect chief program engineer at Ford of Europe, remarked that the vehicle provides the space and versatility active families “need to live life to the full.”

He added that the ratings from Euro NCAP show that Ford knows how important safety is for customers. The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect -- engineered to provide outstanding occupant and pedestrian protection in all accident situations – is derived from the same Ford global vehicle platform that also underpins other five-star rated vehicles like the Focus, C-MAX and new Kuga.

It was subjected to over 100 full-vehicle crash tests and to more than 10,000 computer simulated tests. To protect the driver and passengers, the Tourneo Connect boasts of strong steel body, with 53 percent built from high strength and ultra-high strength steels, including 16 percent ultra-high strength boron steel.

The vehicle features a comprehensive restraint system as standard, including driver, passenger and side airbags at the front, and curtain airbags in the front and rear. The vehicle also features ISOFIX mounting points on the two outer second row seats. It was given a score of 100 for ease of installing a child safety seat. The new Tourneo Connect also boasts of features in its front to reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians like innovative designs of the bonnet, windscreen and instrument panel.

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