Ford Australia's Territory SUV has received the maximum five-star safety
rating in the latest round of ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment
The five-star ANCAP safety rating applies to the
entire Territory range from January 2010 production onwards, following the
addition of a front passenger Beltminderô as standard equipment.
front passenger Beltminderô, along with the driver Beltminderô, reminds both
front seat occupants to fasten their seatbelts once the vehicle begins to
"The Territory has maintained a reputation as one of the safest
vehicles on Australian roads since it was first introduced in 2004," said
Ford Australia President and CEO, Marin Burela.
"It was the first
locally-manufactured vehicle to be fitted with an electronic stability
control system, as well as side curtain airbags and a reverse camera, while
it also boasts an exceptionally strong passenger safety cell.
latest safety test result is further validation of the strength of Ford's
continual process of design and engineering improvement, which has also
delivered Territory compliance with Euro IV emissions regulations in recent
The addition of a front passenger Beltminderô further
bolsters Territory's list of safety equipment, which includes dual-stage
driver and front passenger airbags, side curtain airbags, Anti-lock Braking
System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control.