The tested model of Ford Falcon FG Ute was introduced in Australia during 2008. This rating applies to models fitted with the tunnel-mounted transmission control/gear shift.
Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) are also standard. Head-protecting side airbags are optional. Electronic stability control (ESC) became available from December 2008. An advanced seat belt reminder is fitted to the driver seat. Several other safety features are incorporated in the Intelligent Safety System. The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 04 December 2008