THE FORD MUSTANG is the best-selling sports car on the new car market, yet in a shock finding ANCAP has awarded it a 2-star rating. ANCAP boss, James Goodwin, described the result as “simply shocking”.
Bearing in mind these models are the first Volvos to be tested against the European agency’s 2017 crash test regime, the results are all the more impressive. Adult occupant protection is rated 95 percent, whereas child occupant protect is a rather impressive 80 percent. As for pedestrians protection and safety assist, the two Volvos boast 76 and 93 percent ratings.
Also priced at the $6990 the 270 pack boosts power by 37kW bringing it up to 270kW. Torque is lifted by a very tidy 108Nm, bring total output to 540Nm, which is more than the standard V8-powered GT Mustang.
Euro NCAP plans to test this 2018 model when first customer cars arrive next year. “We welcome any improvement, of course, and look forward to publishing a new rating for the updated model,” said van Ratingen. “However, more fundamental updates may be needed if the Mustang is to get a significantly better result. We therefore hope Ford takes the opportunity to invest in the changes needed now for future Mustang generations.”