With recent news that someone has already placed an order for the new Volvo XC40, here’s some new developments that might reaffirm his/her choice – it’s been awarded five stars for its Euro NCAP tests.
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 Head of Volvo Cars Safety Centre, Malin Ekholm. “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.”
After being knighted as the 2018 European Car of the Year, the first Volvo to win the prestigious award, global demand has surpassed the 80,000 mark and had prompted Volvo to expand its production in Europe and China. Such was the hype that it was even featured in the newest installment of Tomb Raider.
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.