Ford C-Max and Ford C-Max7 have earned the recognition of 5 stars (the maximum) by EuroNCAP, the independent agency for the assessment of road safety. The two vehicles have among other things established a new record getting the highest score ever awarded to cars in this category for protection against whiplash injury. It is also distinguished with high marks for occupant safety, both adults and children. EuroNCAP tests are highly regarded in Europe and represent the most authoritative certification of the safety of a vehicle.
“The crash test ratings – said Gunnar Herrmann, Vehicle Line Director global C-segment Ford – are an important factor during planning and design of our vehicles. We are pleased that EuroNCAP has officially sanctioned the excellent performance that the new models Ford Focus C-MAX and C-Max7 guarantee in terms of protection during a collision. ”
Among the equipment that have allowed two cars to get the 5 star EuroNCAP is the IPS (Intelligent Protection System) of Ford, which integrates a high-strength body with the latest technology in terms of restraint. 53% of the body of each car is composed of high strength steel, 8% more than the previous model.
Uprights are ultra-strong boron steel, and special panels and reinforcement bars create a very rigid passenger cell are able to better manage the deformations in the case of both frontal and side collisions. The structure of the shock front is made of dual phase steel of high resistance.