Ford Focus received 5 stars in safety

EuroNCAP, Europe's independent crash testing agency, evaluated the new Ford Focus with a 5-star rating on the test, which made it even harder to comply with current test criteria.



The new Focus performed well on tests conducted by applying the current test criteria, which were further challenged by the stand-alone crash test agency EuroNCAP. The new Ford Focus was one of the first cars to deserve the highest rating in the crash test with new test criteria.

Advanced security technologies that detect bikes as well as pedestrians and vehicles, and brakes to prevent collisions, brought 5 stars. The new Ford Focus has achieved maximum points in side crash tests thanks to its improved body structure and body supported by ultra high strength materials.

According to the assessment by EuroNCAP, the new Focus offers a superior level of safety, many of which have been introduced to prevent collision avoidance or reduce impacts, including Ford's Collision Avoidance Assistant, which detects pedestrians and cyclists on the road or on the road. The system automatically brakes if there is a possible collision detection and the driver does not react with the warning.

Euro NCAP scored high on the New Focus for both adult and child passenger protection. Thanks to Ford's new C2 platform and 33 percent high strength and pressure hardened steel, it achieved a 40 percent improvement in frontal collision forces and also achieved the highest score on the side crash test.

Helmut Reder, Director of the Ford Global C-Class Car Fleet, evaluates the end result of the crash test: "Think about your past driving and how much you have concentrated on the road to be safe. In fact, today's driving does not demand less, we just become more accustomed to the press. Techniques such as Collision Avoidance with pedestrian and bicycling feature reduce driver overhead, help focus, and provide a safer driving environment. "

Safest Focus with Preventive Systems

The new Focus offers the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art driving support systems ever offered in a Ford. The systems work with three radar, two cameras and 12 ultrasonic sensors.

Adapftif Speed ​​Control System; Stop-Grow, Traffic Sign Recognition, Ribbon Alignment, Ribbon Tracking and Smart Speed ​​Limiter.

Ford's new camera-based Dynamic Led Headlamp System; predictive cornering lighting and traffic signal lighting, and the industry has already set the lights ahead by following traffic signs.

The Emergency Maneuvering Support System uses radar and camera to detect slower moving and stationary vehicles in the direction of travel and provides steering assistance to assist the driver in maneuvering in the event of a collision.

Reverse Direction Warning; it is first offered to customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The system using the navigation system information of the camera and the car in the windscreen alerts the driver visually and audibly in case of driving between two "Reverse Direction" signs at the motorway entrance.

New Secondary Collision Brake technology applies a mid-braking force to reduce the impact of a possible secondary collision after a collision.

Ford's first head-up display in Europe is helping drivers focus on the road, while the rear view camera, which shows the back of the car at a 180 degree angle, facilitates parking and maneuvers.

The Blind Spot Alert System, backed by the Cross Traffic Alert system, warns the driver when there is a vehicle passing behind during maneuvering and also brakes the first time to prevent a possible collision if the driver ignores the warning.

The new Ford Focus is available in Europe with five-door Hatchback and Station Wagon (Turnier) body types and in some markets with four-door Sedan body type; Trend, Titanium, ST-Line with sporty design and Vignale, the top of the product range. The first Focus Active crossover will be included in the product range later on.

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