Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) has crash tested the Made-in-India Ford Figo sedan (Ford Aspire) and it has received a four star rating. The sedan has achieved four stars for Adult Occupant Protection and Child Occupant Protection. The carmaker exports the Ford Figo sedan in the Latin American market that’s manufactured at their Sanand, Gujarat based plant in India. Read – All-New Ford EcoSport Launch Details Revealed
Having subjected the Ford Figo to the frontal impact test, Latin NCAP noted that the sedan offered adequate protection for the front occupants and marginal protection for the driver’s chest. Save for chest area, the vehicle provided good protection in the side impact collision.
The car safety watchdog also performed the frontal impact and side impact collision tests with 18 month old and 3 year old child dummies. The Made-in-India Ford Figo provided good safety for younger occupants as well. The bodyshell integrity, however, was rated as unstable. Read – New-Generation Ford Figo, Aspire Under Development
Last year, the Ford Figo sedan that sold in the South American market, received four airbags, Isofix child-seat anchorages, ABS (anti-lock braking system), ESC (electronic stability control) and front seat belt pretensioners and seat belt reminders as standard safety fitments. Read – Ford Developing 2 New SUVs For India
Compared to the India-spec Ford Aspire, the Latin American model of the Figo sedan measures 4249mm in length. The former gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and a high speed alert system as standard safety features. The top-spec Titanium+ trim (petrol AT) is exclusively offered with traction control, electronic stability control and hill start assist.