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.


RELATED POSTS

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG revealed with 355bhp ahead of Detroit debut
New Mercedes C-Class Estate caught less disguised
Jon Olsson drifting uphill on snow in his 600bhp Rebellion R2K in Storlein, Sweden [videos]
Nissan reportedly going after FWD Nürburgring lap record with the upcoming Pulsar Nismo
Rinspeed Budii autonomous concept revealed for 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Tesla Model X crossover revealed, 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds
Jannarelly Design-1 is a modern take on roadsters of the 1950s and 60s
Limited edition BMW i8 Protronic Red Edition priced from £112,535
Renault Trezor electric GT concept showcases future design cues and technologies
All-new Audi Q5 steps up the game, arrives in spring 2017
New BMW 530e iPerformance Saloon is the most efficient 5er ever
Sell Your Motorbike a Better Way with Professional Sellers Fuelled by Passion
Tags: , ,