Ford Five Hundred rated safest car
Dubai, March 5, 2008
The 2008 Ford Five Hundred has been rated as America's safest full-size passenger car.
Already available at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors - the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers in Dubai and Northern Emirates as well as Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, respectively – the Ford Five Hundred is recognised as a safety leader in its class for many reasons, said an official spokesman.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Five Hundred as its 'Top Safety Pick' designation for large family cars. The new model has also earned the maximum five-star rating in all crash test categories from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“Customers are far more discerning now than they ever were and the demands to meet their lifestyle needs have also increased,' said general manager of Al Tayer Motors Ashok Khanna. “The 2008 Five Hundred delivers what customers are looking for - a strong design, high-quality interior, power and performance, a spacious interior and enhanced safety features.'
With standard air bags and available electronic stability control, the 2008 Ford Five Hundred has been rated the safest full-size car in North America and is a segment leader in safety, capable of achieving five-star ratings in all four categories for the US government’s crash tests.
It also has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
Ford’s AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system can predict the vehicle’s intentions using a sensor to detect and measure oversteer and yaw by monitoring the vehicle’s speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle. When the system senses wheel slip, engine torque is reduced and braking is applied where needed to help keep the car tracking safely on its intended path.
Additional standard safety equipment includes dual-stage driver and passenger front air bags, seat-deployed side air bags for driver and front passenger, and Ford's Safety Canopy side curtain air bags for both rows. For an added measure of safety, a new steering wheel design recesses the air bag 15 millimeters farther away from the driver.
Five Hundred is available in SEL and Limited trims, and is built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant. – TradeArabia News Service