The all-new Ford B-Max has been awarded the highest possible five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.
The Ford B-MAX compact multi-activity vehicle achieved an overall protection score of 83 per cent, after scoring 93 per cent for adult protection and 84 per cent for child protection.
“Safety is a fundamental Ford value and we are delighted to achieve the maximum five-star rating from Euro NCAP,” said Tom Overington, Ford’s European safety project manager. “The team has worked very hard on making sure B-MAX meets the safety standards our customers expect from every Ford vehicle.”
Ford subjected the B-MAX to more than 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.
B-MAX is equipped with seven airbags and the front-end is carefully engineered for optimised pedestrian protection. It also features Ford’s Active City Stop system – a segment-first designed to help motorists avoid low speed collisions with stationary or slower moving traffic.
“Only vehicles offering all-round protection can be awarded a five-star rating under Euro NCAP’s new test protocol,” said Michiel van Ratingen, Euro NCAP secretary general. “Ford B-MAX is a great example of how this can be achieved by an innovative design, outstanding system engineering and smart technologies such as Active City Stop.”