Ford announced today that its 2008 Ford Mustang Convertible, is the first convertible ever to earn to earn the highest possible safety rating in all NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) tests performed by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
To achieve five star ratings in all categories, a vehicle must earn the highest possible safety ratings in frontal crash evaluations for both driver and front-seat passenger, side impact evaluations for both driver and rear-seat passenger directly behind the driver and NHTSA’s rollover test.
The Mustang earned five stars for front crash safety for both the driver and passenger as well as five stars for side impact for both front and back passengers. The Mustang convertible also earned five stars for rollover resistance.
According to Ford, the 2008 Mustang adds standard side air bags along with the addition of seat-mounted thorax side air bags, safety features include the Personal Safety System ““ a suite of restraint technologies designed to tailor the response to the severity of the crash and other factors. The system includes dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags, safety belt pretensioners, seat weight sensing system for the passenger seat and crash severity sensing.
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