New 2015 Mustang comes with standard industry first active glovebox knee airbag [video]

While the most important technical update or better yet revolution of the 2015 Ford Mustang is the adoption of an independent rear suspension, the new pony car also comes with standard industry first active glovebox knee airbag.

The first passenger knee airbag system packaged inside the glove box door has 15 patents granted and more pending.

In total the new Mustang has twice as many airbags, twice as many peripheral crash sensors and additional pretensioning safety belt technology compared to the outgoing model.

This new innovative airbag has inflatable plastic bladder integrated into the glove box door and provides front passenger knee protection similar to a conventional knee airbag mounted under the instrument panel.

Compared to conventional knee airbag, the new glovebox design is 65 percent lighter, while the inflator is approximately 75 percent smaller.

In Europe the new Mustang will be offered with a new turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-litre and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 with more than 420 horsepower.


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