The new Volvo V40 received the maximum rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. This is the Euro NCAP institute announced yesterday in Brussels. Simultaneously it also achieved the best result of the V40 that was ever awarded by the organization.
This makes the dynamic V40 that feeds from mid-September in the showrooms of the German Volvo dealer, one of the safest cars in the world. To the success of the Swedish model compact Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at the Volvo Car Corporation said: “This is a fantastic result. Now we have it in black and white: The Volvo V40 is one of the safest cars in the world. So we are taking another important step in our efforts that in 2020 no occupant of a new Volvo to be in an accident more seriously injured or killed.”
New V40 is as secure as the large Volvo models
Not only the overall result of the new Volvo V40 is remarkable, the Swedish compact model could shine in the individual categories consistently. The protection for adult passengers is 98 percent this is the best result ever achieved in a crash test. One of the goals in the development of the Volvo V40, was the level of safety larger Volvo models transfer in the compact segment. This ambitious approach, a rigid body structure and features such as WHIPS whiplash protection system are the basis for the excellent result.
Volvo V40 2012, also in terms of assistance electronics forefront
The new V40 also impressed in the category of safety support systems across the board. “We introduced the Volvo V40 as the smartest and safest vehicle we have ever built. And he actually provides important and meaningful assistance systems support the driver: From the Volvo City Safety system and the emergency brake with automatic pedestrian detection using the new Lane Keeping Assist and Cross Traffic Alert through to advanced BLIS,” adds Thomas Broberg.