In recent months, a number of Blue Oval models have performed very well in Euro NCAP (a European voluntary car safety performance assessment program) testing, including the redesigned Ford Ranger pickup, the all-new Tourneo Connect, the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the best-selling Ford Transit. Now, those models have been joined by the all-new Ford Transit Courier, which was revealed back in April, after which production officially began in October.
Not only did the Ford Transit Courier ace Euro NCAP safety testing, it also achieved the highest score in the Commercial Van segment to date of 93 percent. That performance also makes the new Transit Courier the very first Ford-branded commercial vehicle to earn the highest possible Platinum Rating in Euro NCAP Commercial Van Safety assessments, as well as the only commercial vehicle of any kind to do so in 2023. This rating – which applies to all N1-category variants of the Transit Connect – was achieved in part thanks to the van’s impressive array of safety technology features, which include its Lane Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System, and Intelligent Speed Assist.
“Euro NCAP strongly encourages van manufacturers to equip their vehicles with the same crash avoidance technology that is already available on the market and fitted to passenger cars,” said Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP Secretary General. “The Ford Transit Courier delivers on this with almost all of its safety equipment available as standard and hence becomes Euro NCAP’s first platinum award winner under the new 2023 rules. Congratulations to Ford on this result!”
“The achievement is a testament to the talent of our engineering teams, their hard work and their dedication to delivering quality for customers,” said Ford Pro’s Hans Schep. “Nothing is more important to us at Ford Pro than the safety of our customers, their employees, and the people they share the roads with. It’s fitting that the very first thing delivered by our all-new Transit Courier is a first-class safety rating.”