2015 Mustang Achieves Five-Star Rating for Overall Vehicle Safety

We love great-looking cars, no doubt about it. However, good looks don’t mean much if the car isn’t safe enough to drive. Thankfully, the all-new 2015 Mustang is head-turning for both its design and its recent safety awards. The pony car has achieved a five-star rating for overall vehicle safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

A five-star rating is the highest awarded by the organization.

“The new Mustang was built from the ground up,” said Carl Widmann, chief engineer for the Mustang. “It is more refined, more powerful and it has everything people have come to love about Mustang for the past 50 years.”

The iconic car received five stars in each crash test—front, side, and rollover.

The available rearview camera and lane departure warning technologies are also recommended for the vehicle.

Stop by Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford today for more information on the vehicle that so seamlessly combines stunning design with trustworthy safety.

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Upgraded 911 Assist to Come in 2015 Ford Mustang

As we have stated previously, the 2015 Ford Mustang is set to debut with a rather expansive list of new safety and technological features, such as the knee airbags mentioned previously.  So what is the newest reveal of the 2015 Mustang?  Well this time, it’s a technological feature, but it very well could save your life in the event of an accident.  An upgraded 911 Assist will be coming with the new Mustang.

So what does an upgraded 911 Assist mean?  We know that the 911 Assist offered previously would make a phone call, through a Bluetooth-connected phone, should you become involved in an accident.  Already sounds like a pretty good deal, so how can it get better?  With the upgraded 911 Assist, first responders and emergency personnel can learn whether the crash involved a front, side, rear, or even a rollover impact.  It will also inform emergency personnel on how many seat belts were in use at the time of the crash and whether the airbags deployed or not.

David Hatton, the global project leader with Ford Connected Services, said, “Sync [911 Assist] will only broadcast relevant information to save time, and it constructs a very efficient message for the operator.  After the introductory message, the voice line opens automatically and occupants can speak directly with the operator via Sync’s hands-free functionality.”

At Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we think anything that can help emergency personnel and first responders help the victims of a crash more quickly and efficiently is a good thing.  What do you think?

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The 2015 Ford Mustang Will Introduce Knee Airbags to the World

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Ford has been rolling out all kinds of tidbits on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, but the sleek design to how the vehicle handles, and everything in between, but the newest leak is just as exciting, if not more exciting, than the rest.  The 2015 Mustang will come standard with the newest safety feature from Ford: an innovative new glovebox-mounted airbag that will keep the knees of its passengers protected in the event of a crash.  These knee airbags will be available on all versions of the 2015 Mustang and it is the first of Ford’s expansive lineup to receive the new safety feature.

The knee airbags are actually pretty simple.  They are virtually invisible to the passenger and compared to the tradition airbag, the knee airbag is 65% lighter and is able to use an inflator that is 75% smaller.  We aren’t sure whether or not the knee airbag will be added to other Ford vehicles in the future, but if the knee airbag proves effective, then at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we are sure they will be coming standard in the future!  What do you think of knee airbags?  Let us know in the comments below!