Ford EcoSport gets retested by Latin NCAP, awarded 5 stars

Posted on: Nov 28, 2013 - 4:21pm IST

Latin NCAP (NCAP for cars sold in the Latin American region) crash tested the EcoSport earlier this year in March and awarded it 4/5 stars. Consequently, EcoSports that were made in Brazil since August 2013 have seatbelt reminders that meet Latin NCAP assessment requirements. When the vehicle was retested this month, it was awarded 5/5 stars.

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In the test that was carried out in March, the EcoSport scored 13.64 out of 16 in adult occupant safety, while scoring 31/49 in child occupant safety. Since then, Latin NCAP seems to have changed their scoring system, as they have now awarded the car 14.64/17 in adult occupant safety.

The test car was equipped with dual front airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminder system, ABS and ISOFIX points. The EcoSport with the side airbags was not tested.

Ford EcoSport launched in India automatic gearlever PowerShift
In India, only the AT version of the EcoSport receives features such as ESC and TCS.

Given that the EcoSport will commence sales in Europe early next year, the mini SUV was also crash tested by Euro NCAP and was awarded 4/5 stars. Euro NCAP tested the EcoSport which had side and curtain airbags and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) as standard. However, in their report, the assessment said that the EcoSport’s poor pedestrian safety and lack of a speed limitation device ensured it did not receive the perfect score.

Ford EcoSport Latin NCAP Crash Results

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4 thoughts on “Ford EcoSport gets retested by Latin NCAP, awarded 5 stars

  1. jgs says:

    When will this be launched in the Philippines? How much?

  2. Tristan Honeywill says:

    Euro NCAP tested the India-built version, I think. Latin NCAP tested one built in Brazil. They are both on the same platform, but there could be differences in the specification. Euro NCAP’s assessment is definitely more strict – and I think the EcoSport lost points for its pedestrian protection score. I’m writing a report on this for my blog, – will publish soon…

  3. vijay says:

    4 or 5 , doesnt matter for Indians. Even alto sells here most.

  4. Dhananjayan says:

    Euro NCAP gave 4 stars only!


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