Chicago-built Fords get top safety ratings
By Mike Nolan email@example.com August 23, 2012 4:48PM
Ford said that three vehicles produced at its Chicago assembly plant — the Taurus (above), Explorer and Lincoln MKS — received five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Updated: September 25, 2012 10:49AM
Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that three vehicles produced at its assembly plant in Chicago’s Hegewisch community have been awarded five-star ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The automaker said the 2013 Ford Taurus and Explorer, as well as the Lincoln MKS sedan, were given the top rating in the administration’s new-car assessment program testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollovers.
Ford said the three vehicles feature redesigned airbags and restraint system enhancements which contributed to their performance in the NHTSA testing.