The 2017 Ford Mustang model, in particular, looks amazing, is super fun to drive and still manages to offer all the necessary modern equipment that today’s vehicle buyer looks for.
But according to the European “NCAP” crash tests, with which were tested some of the most famous vehicles in the whole world, the super 2017 “Ford Mustang” has just notched up the worst score. The explanation was that there may be some safety concerns if you are to get behind the wheel.
The poor result has led “NCAP” to criticize manufacturer Ford for preparing the “Mustang” only to American safety levels, not supposedly stricter European ones. The Mustang’s performance came in for some heavy criticism from the “NCAP” experts, most especially for poor whiplash performance and for the fact that one of the rear-seat occupant dummies “submarined” out under their seat-belt in the frontal impact.
They explained too that today’s car buyer also looks for high safety standards and it is this attribute that Europe’s New Car Assessment Program or Euro NCAP has proved the 2017 “Mustang GT” is not very capable of offering.
The two-star score for the Mustang, with an adult occupant protection rating of just 75 per cent, looked especially bad as NCAP chose the same day to release the results for the “Volvo S90” and the “V90”, both of which scored five stars and adult occupant protection of 95 per cent, placing them among the safest cars ever tested.
Considering the fact that a few days ago it was presented “refreshed” version of this “Ford Mustang”, from Ford announced that they will be constantly working to improve equipment for security systems in the standard package in all versions, including those intended for the European market.
However, they are aware that more fundamental updates may be needed if the Mustang is to get a significantly better result. We therefore hope Ford takes the opportunity to invest in the changes needed now for future Mustang generations.