Ford Mustang Scores Poor Safety Rating In Euro NCAP Crash Tests

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US automaker Ford's pony car, the Mustang has scored poor safety ratings in Euro NCAP crash tests. The car managed to score just 2-star safety points in the crash tests.

The sixth-generation Ford Mustang will be sold in RHD markets such as Europe and this was the first crash tests for the American muscle car at the Euro NCAP.

The disappointing safety rating for the Mustang is attributed due to the absence of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system and the crash test revealed the front airbags did not produce sufficient inflation to protect driver and passenger heads.

Apart from that, the rear seat passengers slipped under the seat belt, which will cause injuries to knee, femur and pelvis region. The rear seat belt was also applying high pressure on the chest of the passengers due to the lack of pre-tensioners and load limiters.

The Mustang also scored poor points in the child safety department. During the crash test, the 10-year old dummy hit the car's C-pillar despite the presence of side curtain airbag.

Although, Ford has informed NCAP that the new model which will go on sale later this year will be equipped with pre-collision assist features such as autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection and forward collision warning.

Watch the Euro NCAP crash tests of the Ford Mustang.

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