The Ford Mustang recently went on sale in the UK for a first time in 50 years. ...
The Ford Mustang recently went on sale in the UK for a first time in 50 years. Some argue that it isn’t the good fit in Europe because it was designed with the US market in mind – and including safety regulations.
This explains why the 2017 Ford Mustang has received the shocking two star safety rating during crash testing in the UK.
In fact, it scored so poorly that a Mustang now has the dubious honor of being the first car from the major manufacturer to receive a two star Euro NCAP rating in almost the decade.
Ford is being accused of designing the Mustang to score well in US safety tests, and these standards don’t comply with EU safety regulations: Ford did not expect Euro NCAP to test the Mustang and chose not to fit safety technology in Europe which is available to its American consumers, available on several other sports cars for that matter, said Euro NCAP’s general secretary Michiel van Ratingen in the scathing statement.
Such the attitude to safety should trouble Ford’s customers, whether they are buying the high-powered muscle car or the regular family car.
The Mustang’s adult occupant protection scored 72 percent, and which is by no means impressive for the modern car, but it’s the poor crash protection for children that’s most alarming – child safety was scored at the mere 32 percent.
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