The Ford Mustang is currently in its 6th generation and recently went through a crash test.
The 6th generation Ford Mustang was recently used by the Euro NCAP to go through a crash test. Shockingly the Mustang scored just two stars, this is the lowest that a vehicle from a large car manufacturer has scored since 2008. The muscle car performed badly in frontal offset tests. In these tests, the car is put through 40% of its impact capacity. The reviews from this test show that the front airbags did not inflate fully.
Interestingly, the Ford Mustang has also gone through tests in the US and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Mustang with five stars. The European spec Mustang misses out on automatic emergency braking (AEB). These features are available in the Mustang which is sold in the US. Ford representatives stated that the Mustang is a safe car and meets all the safety requirements.
Ford has revealed the 2018 Mustang facelift and this version will get better safety features. The new safety features included in the car are pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and AEB and it also comes with lane-keeping assist. Ford still has not announced whether these features will come with the car as standard fitment or will be an optional addition.
Euro NCAP recently stated that they were planning to test the 2018 Mustang as soon as it is launched in Europe. The facelifted Mustang will be launched in India only in 2018. Here, the muscle car comes only in one trim, with a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine mated to an automatic gearbox.
Ford Mustang Euro NCAP
– The Ford Mustang scored the lowest for a vehicle sold by a large car manufacturer since 2008
– It scored poorly in frontal impact tests
– Even the results of the side impact tests were below par