Volvo XC40 scores five stars in Euro NCAP
After being crowned the 2018 European Car of the Year earlier this year, the XC40 has added another feather to its cap, by scoring five stars in the recently concluded Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP). The car came out in flying colours in autonomous braking performance, which prevents collisions with pedestrians and cyclists. It also scored 97 per cent in adult occupancy protection.
Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s director of research said, “This is yet another benchmark car from Volvo. The XC40 is built on Volvo’s new small vehicle platform, but there are no signs of compromise on safety, despite the challenges this segment presents to delivering optimal crash protection. Not only has the Volvo XC40 registered one of the highest Adult Occupant Protection scores of the past three years, but it has done so in Euro NCAP’s toughest tests to date and all in a small package.” Thatcham Research has been a member of the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) since 2004.
Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety Centre said, “The new XC40 is one of the safest cars on the market. 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.”
A few months ago, the XC60 made history by becoming the first Volvo to win the coveted World Car of The Year 2018. It also won the safest car of the year in 2017. Recently, the company introduced two new trims for the XC40 in the country.
Check out our test drive review of the XC40 here.