Ford’s new Mondeo model has recorded one of the top ten best-ever safety scores from Europ NCAP.
The vehicle picked up a five-star rating from the body for its adult occupation protection, in addition to a four-star badge for child safety.
Also in the top ten are three other Fords – the Focus, Galaxy and S-MAX, making the automaker the company with the highest number of vehicles on the list for adult protection.
According to Gisbert Haeb, vehicle safety manager at Ford of Europe, the brand gets safer with each new release.
He said: "It demonstrates emphatically that the work we devote to optimising the safety of Ford vehicles really pays off where it counts in a family car like Mondeo with significant protection for adults and children alike."
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