Ford Fiesta tops safety ratings in world's largest car markets

The little car that could
Feb 25, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Ford Fiesta first car in its class to top safety ratings in world's largest car markets

The Ford Fiesta may be a subcompact car but don't let its size fool you. The first car under the American carmaker's One Ford principle is the first car in its class to achieve top ratings in crash tests conducted in the world's largest automotive markets.

Ford is proud to say that combined knowledge of its global safety engineers ensure that the Fiesta would be capable of meeting the most stringent crash-protection requirements anywhere in the world. The end-result saw the Fiesta at the top of the list for crash ratings in Europe, the United States, China and Australia/New Zealand.

China's New Car Assessment Program was the latest where the Fiesta received a maximum five-star safety rating. This follows similar five-star ratings the subcompact nameplate received in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

The Fiesta is also the only car in its class to be named as a Top Safety Pick by the United States' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety under its new test standards.

Credit to the Fiesta's performance in the crash tests go to its advanced body structure, which is made of 55 percent ultra-high-strength steel engineered to preserve quality and enhance driver and passenger safety. The Fiesta also makes extensive use of high-strength, lightweight boron steel which helps protect critical occupant safety zones.

"Ford is committed to safety and to delivering top crash test ratings that customers look to when choosing new vehicles," said Sue Cischke, Ford Group's vice president of sustainability, environment and safety. "Fiesta is the latest example of that safety commitment, and it shows that a small, fuel-efficient car can deliver top-level safety."

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