Refreshed Ford Ranger scored highest in AOP with 15.45/16 points
The class-defining new Ford Ranger has received the highest safety rating among all pickup trucks being tested by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP) with the highest evaluation of 15.45/16 points in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP).
“Achieving 5-star ASEAN-NCAP is an important milestone in the new Ranger’s success story as we designed and developed this vehicle to challenge the conventional world of pickup trucks and provide customers with more class-leading safety features than ever," said Mark Kaufman, president, Ford ASEAN.
Moreover, Kaufman also said that safety is always Ford's top priority.
“We are hugely proud of the results we have achieved and today's announcement is further proof that the new Ranger is true to our ‘Built Ford Tough’ heritage with outstanding levels of safety customers expect in this all-important vehicle segment,” added Kaufman.
Ford has leveraged its global engineering tools and advanced safety technologies to offer an unmatched level of occupant protection for the new Ranger. From a body structure that includes side impact protection beams, to a collapsible steering column, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), the new Ranger delivers top performance in both active and passive safety.
The tested model also was equipped with dual front airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA), Roll Over Mitigation (ROM) and ISOFIX seats for child seat attachment.
In addition, the new Ford Ranger also has an array of driver assist technologies (DAT) that help to make your drive safer and more convenient.
These include: Lane Keeping Alert with Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Warning System, Forward Alert which also works alongside Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Rear Park Assist with reverse camera, Emergency Brake Assistance and Electronic Stability Program with rollover mitigation and trailer sway control helps to keep the vehicle under control even in adverse conditions.
Other smart technologies on the new Ranger are: Hill Launch Assist, to help you confidently start off from a slope, whether in forward or reverse; Hill Descent Control, which uses the traction control system to help you descend steep slopes at a constant speed and Adaptive Load Control, which adjusts the Electronic Stability Control system based on vehicle load.
The range-topping Wildtrak variant also includes side and rear curtain airbags for enhanced protection.