Volvo is renowned for its safe cars and the all-new Volvo V40 has taken safety to the next level after receiving five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. Overall, the Volvo V40 achieved the best ever recorded results.
As of 2009, the European Safety Institute Euro NCAP presents an overall rating for each model it tests. Tests are carried out for four sub-categories which are ranked to produce an overall grade and these include adult occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist.
The Volvo V40 set the record in the adult protection category with a score of 98%, the best ever recorded in a test. A strong structure and systems such as WHIPS (Whiplash Protection System) helped achieve the results. The Volvo V40 also scored maximum points in the safety assist category.
"The new Volvo V40 was launched as the most intelligent and the safest car in its segment, and it is truly packed with active safety systems such as auto brake, Pedestrian Detection to shield pedestrians, Lane Keeping Aid which helps the driver stay within his or her lane, and BLIS which helps the driver detect vehicles in the offset rear ‘blind spot'," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation. In terms of pedestrian protection, the Volvo V40 scored maximum points with the world’s first pedestrian airbag.
There is much to look forward to in the all-new Volvo V40 which is expected to arrive in South Africa in November 2012. If you wish to find out more about the expected model line-up and prices for the Volvo V40, click on the following link,Volvo V40 coming to South Africa.
News Source: Cars.co.za