Ford Motor Company announced that the ASEAN NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) results for the new Everest SUV is out and it has earned the maximum rating of 5 stars, achieving the highest score of 15.38 out of 16 points for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP). The Everest also achieved a 4-star rating for Child Occupant Protection (COP) with 81% compliance, the highest score in its segment. The tested model was the Australia Trend variant and equipped with 7 airbags and ISOFIX child seat attachments; this is comparable to the Titanium variant sold in Thailand.
“Safety is one of the highest priorities in the design of our vehicles, so we are delighted the new Ford Everest has received a maximum 5-star safety rating from ASEAN NCAP,” said Mark Kaufman, President of Ford ASEAN. “The new Everest delivers on Ford’s commitment to meet and exceed high customer expectations for a smarter, safer and more capable medium SUV,” he added.
Led by Ford’s Asia Pacific design and product development teams, the new Everest was designed from the ground up to offer an unmatched level of occupant protection in both active and passive safety features. These technologies also improve the driving experience on- and off-road as well as help to protect other road users.
The new Everest is built at Ford’s AutoAlliance Thailand joint-venture plant in Rayong, Thailand and will be launched in Malaysia soon.
Watch Ford engineer, David Attard, explain the Everest’s safety architecture here.