It’s already the UK’s best-selling car and now it has been recognised as one of the safest. The new Fiesta has been awarded a maximum 5-star safety rating by Euro NCAP.
The independent crash test authority praised Fiesta’s more sophisticated seatbelts, and systems that help drivers to avoid straying from their lane, or exceeding a pre-set speed limit.
It also achieved top marks for its performance in replicating a side impact from another vehicle, due in part to a new design that can direct energy from such a collision towards the roof.
Now on sale with a line-up that includes the Fiesta Titanium, the Ford Performance-inspired Fiesta ST-Line, the Fiesta Vignale, and Fiesta Trend, the latest model also offers more advanced pedestrian detection technology that can now help prevent collisions at night.
“Fiesta can now help steer drifting drivers back into lane, and can monitor the road ahead up to the length of a football pitch – helping drivers detect and avoid hazards for safer journeys,” said Joe Bakaj, the vice president for Product Development for Ford of Europe.
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