The new Ford B-MAX has been awarded five-star in the latest Euro NCAP safety assessments.
The Ford B-MAX which is billed as a compact multi-activity vehicle achieved a 92% score for adult protection, 84% for child protection, 67% pedestrian and 71% for safety assist.
This compares to the current Ford Focus which when tested it also scored five stars overall and was awarded 92% adult occupant, 82% child occupant, 72% pedestrian protection and 71% for safety assist.
The Ford B-MAX has been equipped with seven airbags and the front-end has been engineered for optimised pedestrian protection. It features Ford’s Active City Stop system – a segment-first designed to help motorists avoid low speed collisions with stationary or slower moving traffic.
As you can imagine Ford are pleased with the results after having carried out 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.Published 30 August 2012