2015 Ford Mustang to Feature New Airbag System

2015 Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang features several new technological innovations that haven’t appeared on a production car before. One of the areas of innovation is safety. The 2015 Ford Mustang will have eight standard airbags, which is twice the amount on previous Mustangs, including a new glovebox mounted unit to protect the passenger’s knees in a crash.

As you can see in the illustration, the inflatable bladder sits behind the glovebox panel and inflates during an accident. The plastic part of the panel itself is what makes contact with the legs. Because the bag is much smaller in size, it’ll inflate faster. Also, the smaller size means Ford can package it in smaller places to provide better safety.

The new airbag system is also lighter than a traditional knee airbag system. Ford claims a 65% decrease in weight. In a sports car, it’s important to save every pound possible.

The 2015 Ford Mustang has other new safety features as well, including new sensors to detect the severity of a crash and whether or not the car is rolling over. Also, for the first time, the Mustang will have an optional pre-collision system with radar cruise control. Unlike some manufacturers, you can also get this system with the six speed manual transmission.

The 2015 Mustang will go on sale later this year in both fastback and convertible form. You can now build and price your dream Mustang on Ford’s website, or check out everything you need to know about the new car. We expect Ford to slowly release more information about the new car as we get closer to the official launch.

Chad Kirchner

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