5 December 2014

New Mondeo gets top 5-star safety rating

Independent crash test authority, Euro NCAP, has awarded Ford's All-New Mondeo a maximum 5-star rating.

It is the first Ford worldwide to offer Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection. The technology is designed to detect people in the road ahead - or that could cross the car's path - and automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to warnings.

Also introduced for the first time in Europe is Ford's Inflatable Rear Seatbelt technology. This is a segment-first for Mondeo. In the event of an accident, the seatbelt can expand to disperse crash forces across a body area five times greater than that achieved by a conventional seatbelt.

Integrated rear seatbelts
With the technology, Ford Ireland's Managing Director Designate Ciaran McMahon says they have delivered safety features that provide exceptional protection for drivers passengers and pedestrians alike.

Other technologies offered on the all-new Mondeo include Dynamic LED headlights, Ford MyKey, Active City Stop and SYNC 2 with Emergency Assistance.

The car's body structure features 61 percent high strength steel, and uses an industry-first application of hydro-formed high strength steel to produce the forward window pillars and the roof rails, reducing side impact intrusion by up to 64mm. There's also an anti-roll bar designed to limit transmission travel in a frontal impact.

The new Mondeo, on sale now priced from €28,995, is offered as a five-door model and wagon, as well as the four-door Hybrid - the first hybrid vehicle to be built and sold by Ford in Europe.