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Euro NCAP secretary general, said: "With such good occupant and pedestrian protection, the Ford Ranger is undoubtedly raising the bar of safety in the category of pick-up trucks, which had until now not proven to be the safest.”
Advanced safety protection includes
Side curtain airbags, standard on all Ranger cab styles in Europe for the first time, deploy from the headliner to provide a protective cushion for the head of occupants in case of a side impact. The curtain is designed to protect both rows of occupants in Double Cab and Super Cab models by covering the upper side structure and glass from the A-pillar to the rear of the passenger compartment.
New side airbags also deploy from the side bolster of the front seats to protect the thorax from side-impact forces, working in tandem with the front airbags for the driver and front passenger. A driver’s knee airbag is also standard across all models.
One key standard feature is the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) that uses advanced sensors to constantly monitor the vehicle’s behaviour and assist stability and control.
The Trailer Sway Control system monitors the behaviour of the towing vehicle and trailer to sense the advent of trailer sway and apply braking countermeasures to reduce its effects. Adaptive Load Control provides additional stability assurance for drivers dealing with heavy payloads.
When driving downhill, Hill Descent Control ensures that the brakes will be applied to control the vehicle at a set speed or when stopping on a steep grade, Hill Launch Assist helps the driver to pull away confidently without creeping backwards, even when fully laden.
The Ranger's ESP system includes off-road logic which recognises when the pick-up is driven on rough roads and modifies the system to give the best balance of stability.
With this level of specification and equipment it takes the New Ford Ranger way beyond the competition. For more details contact 01524 598608.