Tourneo Connect pioneers five star safety

The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect is the first compact people mover to be awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority, Euro NCAP.

The versatile Ford Tourneo Connect achieved a score of 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 85 per cent for child occupant protection, and 83 per cent overall.

The maximum rating achieved by the Ford Tourneo Connect follows the first-in-class, five-star safety rating for the larger Ford Tourneo Custom people mover, which remains the only vehicle in its class to earn five stars.

The Tourneo Connect gives active families the space and versatility they need to live life to the full and this significant endorsement from Euro NCAP means they can enjoy top safety levels too.

Based on the same Ford global vehicle platform shared with other five-star rated vehicles like the Focus, C-MAX and new Kuga, the all-new vehicle was subjected to more than 100 full-vehicle crash tests and in excess of 10,000 computer simulated tests.

The driver and passengers are protected by an immensely strong steel body, with 53 per cent of the structure built from high strength and ultra-high strength steels, including 16 per cent ultra-high strength boron steel.

Ford offers a comprehensive restraint system as standard on the Tourneo Connect, including driver, passenger and side airbags at the front, and curtain airbags in the front and rear. The vehicle offers ISOFIX mounting points on the two outer second row seats, which Euro NCAP scored at 100 per cent for the ease of installing a child safety seat.

The new Tourneo Connect is also engineered with a comprehensive range of features in the front of the vehicle to reduce the risk of injury to pedestrians, including innovative designs of the bonnet, windscreen and instrument panel to minimise the risk of head injuries.

Watch a video of the Tourneo Connect crash test here: