It seems that the 2013 Volvo V40, a more like “back-in-business” model for the chinese-owned car manufacturer has hit a safety record as an all-time top scorer in its car segment following the latest session of Euro NCAP crash tests. Now, you’ve guessed it right, this makes the new 2012 Volvo V40, one of the safest cars in the world.
The medium-sized V40 has achieved a full 5 out 5 star rating, with an adult protection score of 98%, a child rating of 75%, a pedestrian protection grade of 88% and a 100% result in the safety assist category.
This is not bad, but we should keep in mind that this model revolutionized a bit the concepts of car safety by being the first car model which came equipped with a pedestrian airbag. A world first, the vehicle can deploy this airbag at the base of the windscreen to cushion a pedestrian’s impact with the vehicle. Below you can see why.
The V40 boasts a new feature fitted as standard to the range – the pedestrian airbag. A world first, the vehicle can deploy this airbag at the base of the windscreen to cushion a pedestrian’s impact with the vehicle.
Euro NCAP said the system worked well in its independent test, with the bonnet and airbag offering good protection in all the areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian’s head.