Is it really that surprising that a Volvo model scored record-setting performance on a crash safety test? The Swedish automaker has built its brand on the premise of safety first, and its all-new V40 model passed the European NCAP collision test with flying colors.
Recently, Volvo strengthened its stance on safety when its S60 model earned the top rating in the new IIHS crash test. Now its V40 has achieved the best-ever overall recorded result on the Euro NCAP test. The Euro NCAP test puts a vehicle through four categories of safety testing: adults occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection, and safety assist.
Not only was the overall result a record high, the V40 scored a 98-percent on the protection for adults category, which is the best result ever recorded in a test. In the safety assist category, the V40 scored the maximum points possible. As for pedestrian protection, another record was set thanks to Volvo’s new pedestrian airbag.
“A fantastic result. We are very proud to have one of the world’s safest cars and we’re taking yet another important step toward our 2020 target – that nobody should die or be seriously injured in a Volvo,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety at Volvo Car Corporation.