The iconic Ford Mustang was finally in Europe. Many people celebrated the official arrival of the iconic motor vehicle. Top Gear, Grand Tour and many YouTube channels celebrated the Mustang’s arrival more passionately than the landing on the Moon.
However, whilst the Ford Mustang had arrived in Europe, something had gone wrong. The crash test! Ford Mustang received only two stars from the EuroNCAP crash test. This means: try not to crash your Mustang in Europe.
However, the Ford Motor Company is not new to the European market and normally they build really safe cars. How has this happened? Very simply, the lovely Mustang was designed to pass the US crash test, not the European one! As a result, Mustang suffered very badly in the EuroNCAP test.
This may sound rather silly, but it’s the reality. The US and Europe have different types of crash tests and, therefore, a vehicle might be designed differently to pass these tests. As the US and European driving style and habits are different, it is quite usual to expect design differences. Especially for a car like the Mustang, which had never previously been marketed in Europe.
What will happen now? First, try not to crash your Mustang in Europe. Secondly, Ford has officially announced that it is revising the Mustang.
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