Volvo XC40 gets top rating in Euro NCAP

By: | Published: July 21, 2018 1:11 AM

Volvo Cars’ XC40 SUV has added another accolade—it has received five stars and top ratings in the 2018 Euro NCAP tests, joining its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads in the world.

Volvo XC40

Volvo Cars’ XC40 SUV has added another accolade—it has received five stars and top ratings in the 2018 Euro NCAP tests, joining its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the roads in the world. “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,” Volvo Cars said in a statement.

“The new XC40 is one of the safest cars on the market,” said Malin Ekholm, head of Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “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.”

The company added that all tested Volvo cars on sale today have received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments. Last year, the XC60 SUV 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.
In March, the XC40 was named 2018 European Car of the Year, the first Volvo to win the award, and it has since been one of Volvo’s top sellers (in India, the SUV has got 200 bookings within a fortnight of launch). The company announced in May that it would expand production in its manufacturing facilities in both Europe and China to meet the “overwhelming demand”.

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