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Ford Transit Courier – Setting New Safety Benchmarks

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Euro NCAP – For Safer Cars, Vans & Trucks – the independent safety authority – says that crashes involving vans tend to be more severe for their opponent vehicles, with a large percentage of accidents due to loss of control, in head-on and rear-end crashes. That’s why equipping commercial vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that can help prevent or mitigate the effects of such accidents is so crucial.

I’m proud to announce that our all-new Transit Courier has recorded the highest ever score in Euro NCAP Commercial Van Safety testing – a phenomenal 93 per cent. Euro NCAP’s dedicated programme for assessing the safety of commercial vehicles pays special attention to ADAS availability, and Transit Courier is the only van to achieve the top platinum rating in 2023. It’s also the first to earn the recognition under stringent new testing protocols introduced earlier this year.

The achievement is a testament to the talent of our engineering teams, their hard work and their dedication to delivering quality for customers. The all-new van scored maximum points for its lane support technologies that include Lane Keeping System and Blind Spot Information System. A perfect score was also recorded for speed assistance systems including Intelligent Speed Assist.

Euro NCAP also commended the high level of ADAS features equipped as standard. On Transit Courier, safety is not an optional extra. The platinum rating applies to all N1-category versions of our Transit Courier – including the petrol-and diesel-powered models that are already rolling off the production line at the Ford Otosan Craiova plant in Romania, and the electric E-Transit Courier that begins production there next year.

Michiel van Ratingen , Euro NCAP Secretary General, said: “Euro NCAP strongly encourages van manufacturers to equip their vehicles with the same crash avoidance technology that is already available on the market and fitted to passenger cars. The Ford Transit Courier delivers on this with almost all of its safety equipment available as standard and hence becomes Euro NCAP’s first platinum award winner under the new 2023 rules. Congratulations to Ford on this result!”

Transit Courier is not the only van from Ford Pro with a coveted Euro NCAP award. Our Transit and Transit Custom models earned Gold status in 2021, as did our electric E-Transitlast year. Nothing is more important to us at Ford Pro than the safety of our customers, their employees, and the people they share the roads with. It’s fitting that the very first thing delivered by our all-new Transit Courier is a first-class safety rating.