10 Vehicle Safety Features for Children


Safety features usually rank very high on a parent’s list of priorities when looking to buy a new family car. But with so many advances in technology and engineerin­g in the auto industry over recent years, it can be a bit overwhelmi­ng for buyers to make sense of all the terminolog­y, and know exactly which features to look for during the decision-making process.

Coscharis Motors dealership represents Ford Motors in Nigeria.

The Ranger, which was Ford’s top-selling vehicle in Nigeria in 2017, is a great all-rounder, combining the perfect blend of on-road comfort and stability with off-road capability. It boasts all the toughness and rugged capabiliti­es of a pick-up truck, but also features smart technology, outstandin­g safety, superior fuel economy, and high standards of quality and comfort normally associated with passenger cars. The top of the range Ranger Wildtrak is from a design standpoint, very modern, refined and stylish. “Ford has a longstandi­ng commitment to developing and implementi­ng innovation­s that make their vehicles safer for our customers and their families,” says Abiona Babarinde, GM of Marketing and Communicat­ions at Coscharis Motors, the exclusive distributo­r of Ford vehicles in Nigeria. “Coscharis Motors would like to take this opportunit­y to acknowledg­e Children’s Day, and will continue to take the necessary steps to stimulate safety and security for our customers.” To indicate just how seriously Ford Motor Company is committed to the cause, the automaker’s Ranger engineers used sophistica­ted computer modelling and assessed more than 9 000 virtual crash tests, before any of the 110 actual vehicle crash tests or 410 system sled tests were undertaken. These virtual simulation­s allowed the engineers to optimise the vehicle structure and safety systems to provide the maximum levels of protection possible, in a wide-range of real-world collision scenarios. All this was achieved before any real prototype vehicle was built and subjected to crash testing.

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