Volvo XC40 Breezes Through Euro NCAP Tests
The Swedish carmaker’s smallest SUV joins the XC60 and XC90 as one of the safest cars on the road
Volvo’s smallest SUV, the XC40, has passed the Euro NCAP crash tests by achieving a five-star rating. The XC40 packs seven airbags along with numerous driver aids such as hill start assist and descent control along with radar-based assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation support, lane keeping aid and Park Pilot, among others.
Volvo’s cars have a reputation for flying through crash tests. The mid-size XC60 was adjudged the ‘Safest Car of 2017’ by Euro NCAP. The XC90, on the other hand, received the ‘Best in Class’ award in 2015. The XC40’s direct rivals, including the Mercedes-Benz GLA, Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, have received five-star ratings in Euro NCAP tests. Also Read: Volvo XC40 vs Mercedes-Benz GLA vs BMW X1 vs Audi Q3: Spec Comparo
For more details, check out the manufacturer’s official statement.
European Car of the Year Volvo XC40 receives five star rating in
Euro NCAP assessment
New Delhi, 18th July, 2018: Volvo Cars’ XC40 adds another accolade as it receives five stars and top ratings in its 2018 Euro NCAP tests. This means the XC40 joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads.
The 2018 Euro NCAP testing was the toughest ever with new and more demanding challenges on safety technology, including cyclist-detection with auto-brake and emergency lane keeping systems. Overall, the new XC40 received the highest safety score among all cars tested under the new regime.
“The new XC40 is one of the safest cars on the market,” said Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “It comes standard with the largest offering of safety technology of any small SUVs, helping drivers detect and avoid collisions, remain safely in their lane and reduce the impact of accidentally running off the road.”
All tested Volvo cars on sale today have received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments. Last year, the XC60 was crowned the overall best-performing large off-roader and the best overall performer in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. The XC90 received the same accolade in 2015. Also Read: Volvo XC40 Gets Two New Variants
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