The Ford Fiesta is now the first car in its segment to earn top crash test ratings in each of the world's largest auto markets that perform safety testing, the US, China and Europe.
"Ford is committed to safety, including our efforts to deliver top crash test ratings that customers look to when choosing new vehicles," said Sue Cischke, Ford spokeswoman. "Fiesta is the latest example of that safety commitment, and shows that a small, fuel-efficient car can deliver top safety."
Testing agencies in the US, China, Europe and Australia/New Zealand rate the Ford Fiesta at the top of the list for crash ratings. Fiesta's latest maximum five-star safety rating was awarded by the China Automotive Technology and Research Centre under the China New Car Assessment Programme, or C-NCAP. This follows maximum five-star ratings in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta, the only car in its segment to earn a top safety pick from the US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety under its new test standards, continues to earn recognition in major global markets for its safety performance and rating in independent third-party testing.