All-new Knee Airbag Design for 2015 Ford Mustang

Ford is intro­duc­ing an all-new inflat­able airbag restraint design that pro­vides the front seat pas­sen­ger with knee airbag pro­tec­tion while sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduc­ing sys­tem size and weight.

It’s the first pas­sen­ger knee airbag pack­aged inside the glove box door. The result­ing design is 65% lighter with an infla­tor that is approx­i­mate­ly 75% small­er than a con­ven­tion­al knee airbag infla­tor.

Since the glove box-inte­grat­ed airbag extends straight out from the instru­ment pan­el, it doesn’t have to trav­el as far as a con­ven­tion­al airbag, which deploys toward the floor before curv­ing upward.

The new airbag will be intro­duced lat­er this year as part of a stan­dard com­pre­hen­sive safe­ty sys­tem that includes a more robust pack­age of sen­sors, safe­ty belt anchor pre­ten­sion­ers, improved exte­ri­or light­ing and dou­ble the total num­ber of airbags on the all-new 2015 Ford Mus­tang.

Ford Motor Co. cus­tomers who buy 2015 mod­el-year vehi­cles with nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems will get free five-year sub­scrip­tions to Sir­iusXM Traf­fic and Sir­iusXM Trav­el Link. The ser­vices offer detailed traf­fic, acci­dent, fuel and weath­er infor­ma­tion.

“Giv­ing our cus­tomers SiriusXM’s unpar­al­leled diver­si­ty of infor­ma­tion and enter­tain­ment ser­vices enhances the expe­ri­ence of dri­ving a new Ford vehi­cle equipped with nav­i­ga­tion,” Chantel Lenard, Ford’s U.S. mar­ket­ing direc­tor, said in a state­ment.

In addi­tion, cus­tomers who buy any Ford equipped with satel­lite radio receive a six-month sub­scrip­tion to SiriusXM’s All Access Pack­age, which includes Nation­al Foot­ball League games, NASCAR races, Major League Base­ball Radio, Oprah Radio and Howard Stern.

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