WARLEY, England – Three Ford models have received ‘best-in-class for safety’ recommendations from Euro NCAP. In its 2012 Top Choices for Safety, the European auto safety organisation has named the outstanding models in seven market segments, from supermini to van.
The Kuga and Transit are named as best-in-class in the Small Off-road 4x4 and Business and Family Van segments, respectively. The B-MAX is joint Small MPV winner with the Fiat 500L.
Other segment leaders are: Renault Clio (Supermini), Volvo V40 (Small Family), BMW 3 Series (Large Family), and Hyundai Santa Fe (Large Off-Road 4x4). The Fiesta was runner-up in the Supermini category.
It is the first time that Euro NCAP has released comparative tests results in the category of Business and Family vans. The Transit is the first van to achieve a Euro NCAP five-star overall rating and to receive the best-in class-honour.