|The Volvo V40's pedestrian airbag in action|
Volvo’s new V40 has recorded the highest ever score in the Euro NCAP crash safety test.
The Volvo V40 has added to the company’s reputation for building some of the safest cars on sale by scoring five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test. Not only that, but the premium hatchback recorded the highest score of any car to undergo the tests.
Like all cars tested by Euro NCAP, the V40 was assessed in four areas (adult occupant protection, child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist) with the scores combined to give an overall grade.
In total the V40 recorded 98 per cent for adult occupant protection, 75 per cent for child occupant and 100 per cent for safety assist. Thanks to the car’s standard fit pedestrian airbag, it also scored 88 per cent for pedestrian protection. The pedestrian airbag is mounted under the car’s bonnet and lifts the bonnet if it detects a pedestrian has been struck, providing improved protection for the head. The airbag also covers the car’s A-pillars.