In the more technical side of this week’s news Ford shared that the 2015 Mustang will be first product to introduce a newly designed inflatable glove box door knee-airbag.
Ford says the design enabled the Mustang to offer more safety equipment than ever before while keeping the cockpit roomier.
With 15 patents granted and more pending, the glove box door simply pops out against a passenger’s knees in a collision, creating an energy absorbing surface to help slow momentum.
Ford says the new glove-box airbag allowed designers more freedom in retaining the iconically styled dash without adding additional weight and complexity.
The 2015 Mustang has twice as many airbags as before and twice as many crash sensors. It lands on Ford dealership lots later this fall starting at $24,425. For more news and test drives of Fords and Mustangs see our partner channel TheMustangNews.com.