The all-new Ford Ranger has made motoring history by becoming the first ever pickup to achieve a maximum 5 Star rating under the Euro NCAP crash test protocol.
Ranger scored 89 per cent for overall safety – the best score ever earned by a pickup and one of the highest scores recorded by Euro NCAP for any type of vehicle. Moreover, the new Ranger achieved the highest rating of any vehicle ever tested by Euro NCAP for pedestrian protection (81 per cent).
"Vehicle Safety is a core value at Ford Motor Company and these independent test results confirm that not only is Ranger the highest rated vehicle in its class, it is also one of the highest rated vehicles ever assessed by Euro NCAP." said Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO of Ford Europe. "No one wants to be involved in an accident but if the worst were to happen the new Ranger is proven to provide outstanding protection to occupants of all ages as well as pedestrians."
Established in 1997 and backed by several governments, motoring consumers and insurance organisations, Euro NCAP is the largest and most respected independent authority on crash testing in Europe.
Its assessors described Ranger's test results as 'remarkable', with impressive scores in all areas.
Michael van Ratingen, Euro NCAP secretary general, said "With such good pedestrian protection, the Ford Ranger is undoubtledly raising the bar of safety in the category of pickup trucks which had until now not proven to be the safest."