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All-New Ford Ranger Awarded Five-Star Euro NCAP Rating

In recent months, a host of Blue Oval products have been recognized by Euro NCAP, a European voluntary car safety performance assessment program that aims to provide information for consumers regarding the safety of new vehicles. That list includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E, which received a perfect five star rating, the Ford Tourneo Connect and its five-star performance, the Ford Transit, which won a Gold award, and the E-Transit, which was also awarded Gold honors. Back in September, the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger – which was developed with extensive use of robots to enhance its safety capabilities – aced safety testing conducted by theĀ Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), and now, it has also received a five star rating from Euro NCAP.

In terms of individual categories, the all-new Ford Ranger scored 84 percent in the Adult Occupant Safety category, 90 percent in Child Occupant Safety, 74 percent in Vulnerable Road Users Safety, and 84 percent for Safety Assist features. In terms of safety equipment, the new Ranger earned high marks for its frontal crash protection and safety assist features, but was dinged somewhat by the lack of an integrated child seat, side chest airbag, and side pelvis airbag.

Otherwise, crash testing generated some encouraging results, with the new Ranger providing ample protection for occupants of all sizes in most all areas including the head and lower body, though the mid-size pickup only earned marginal ratings for its chest protection.

“The Ford Ranger was the first pickup ever to be awarded a five-star rating by Euro NCAP back in 2011, so it’s a true validation of the hard work done by our world-class engineering team that the Ranger is setting the standard once again,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.

We’ll have more on the next-gen Ford Ranger soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news, and around-the-clockĀ Ford news coverage.

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  1. Shaun

    Still awfully quiet on the North American front……

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