MELBOURNE, Australia — The second-generation Ford Kuga has received top marks for its crash performance in the latest round of crash testing by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The Ford Kuga upheld its 5-star rating across all variants of its second-generation model.
With proven lifesaving technology that includes dual front airbags, side airbags, head-protecting side curtains and knee airbags, the Ford Kuga ranked highly. The safety kit is enhanced with an immensely strong body and the standard inclusion of Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
During the occupant protection test, the passenger compartment held its shape well. Pedal and steering wheel displacements were well controlled. Driver and passenger contact with the airbags was stable. All doors remained closed during the crash and after the crash, all doors could be opened with normal effort.
The Ford Kuga also performed well in the pedestrian protection test, with the bumper scoring maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs.
“With a record number of new cars sold in 2012 and continued strong sales in the first month of 2013, it is most encouraging to see that nearly 70 percent of new cars sold in January held a five star ANCAP safety rating," said Lauchlan McIntosh, ANCAP chairman.