Volvo V40 is the safest new car says European NCAP
The Euro NCAP, the European equivalent to North America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, put the all-new 2013 Volvo V40 through a series of tests and found that it is one of the safest cars on the roads today.
The Euro NCAP’s testing consists of four categories namely, adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian and safety assist for vehicle safety.
The 98% adult occupant rating is the highest result recorded by the Euro NCAP, while the car’s innovative pedestrian airbag helped it obtain an equally impressive 88% rating for pedestrian safety.
The Volvo V40 was flawless in the safety assist category thanks to systems like Pedestrian Detection, City Safety, auto braking, Lane Keeping Aid and BLIS.
However the V40 did suffer in the child occupant protection category scoring a 75%, one of the lowest of the recent batch of tested cars, which includes the Audi A3, Kia Cee’d and Ford B-Max.
The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test and the overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.