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Ford Transit Connect Receives Euro NCAP Platinum Award

A number of Blue Oval models have historically performed quite well in Euro NCAP (a European voluntary car safety performance assessment program) testing over the years, which is obviously good news for customers in that particular region seeking a vehicle that gives them a little extra peace of mind. Now, the latest release of the Euro NCAP awards reveals that this tradition continues, this time, with the all-new Ford Transit Connect.

All-New Ford Transit Connect PHEV - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

Euro NCAP just announced that it has bestowed its Platinum safety award on the Ford Transit Connect, which is the highest possible honor a model can receive, based on new, more stringent standards. With this distinction, the Ford Transit Connect joins the Ford Tourneo Connect and Ford Transit Courier, both of which have also aced Euro NCAP testing over the past several months.

Aside from being equipped with a bevy of advanced safety systems as standard, the Ford Transit Connect also performed admirably in Euro NCAP’s testing to achieve Platinum status. The new van earned “good” scores in the categories of automatic emergency braking (AEB) car-to-car, lane support systems, and occupant status monitoring, as well as “adequate” scores in AEB pedestrian and cyclist, as well as speed assist systems categories.

All-New Ford Transit Connect PHEV - Interior 001

“Performance is generally good when approaching a stationary vehicle, but tails off for the forward-collision warning at higher test speeds,” Euro NCAP said of the Transit Connect’s AEB system. “Performance is better against a slower-moving vehicle. The system performs equally well whether the target vehicle is straight in front of it or offset to one side or the other, but the system does not react in scenarios where a vehicle turns across the path of the approaching van. With a pedestrian target, the system performs well in all scenarios, including those done in night-time conditions, but does not detect people behind the van when it is reversing. The Transit Connect also performs well in most of the test scenarios involving a cyclist, including those where the van is approaching a person cycling along the roadside.”

All-New Ford Transit Connect - Exterior 001 - Rear Cargo Area

“We know that many of our customers spend long days on the road and often carry heavy loads, making safety a top concern,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “The latest Euro NCAP results show that businesses can rely on Ford Pro to help them look after their drivers and cargo, deliver for their customers, and get home safely after work.”

We’ll have more on the Transit Connect soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Transit Connect news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Jay

    It’s a damn VW in disguise. No way will I ever buy one, if it were available in the U.S. . I’ll keep my 2021 Transit Connect Titanium passenger van forever!!


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