2015 Ford Transit has industry’s only five-row airbag – Dallas, TX
Looking for the new 2015 Ford Transit in Dallas, TX? Ford is debuting what may be one of the largest airbags ever fitted to a production vehicle in the new 2015 Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon. The side curtain airbag spans five rows of seating, and is the largest in any Ford vehicle, coming in at nearly 15 feet long and 3 feet tall.
The large side curtain airbag is designed to deploy in the event of a side-impact or rollover crash, and will provide better head and neck protection for passengers. The airbag is part of Ford’s Safety Canopy System, and also features two of the industry’s largest inflators which fill the 120 liter bag in a fraction of a second.
The airbag is tethered to the Transit’s B-, C- and D-pillars to keep it supported when it is deployed, and the bag will remain inflated for several seconds to ensure maximum protection. This new side airbag will be standard on all wagon versions of the Ford Transit, including all three roof heights.
Ford has partnered with TRW Automotive to produce the bigger than average airbag, which needed to provide a larger area of protection than a traditional light-duty vehicle due to the size of the Transit wagon. Ford is also including a number of other safety features on the 2015 Ford Transit, including three-point safety belts for all seats, front and front-seat side airbags, AdvanceTrac, Roll Stability Control and SOS Post-Crash Alert System.
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