The 2013 ‘small family car’ sold in 5 door hatchback form was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. It has been on sale in Europe since May 2012 and debuted in the UK in August.
Receiving fantastic reviews, the Volvo V40 had boosted its reputation further by being the safest ever new car to be tested by NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. It’s all round a great trophy to have.
“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.
The V40 scored maxium points in the safety assist category, to which Broberg states: “The new Volvo V40 was launched as the most intelligent and the safest car in its segment, and it is truly packed with active safety systems such as auto brake, Pedestrian Detection to
shield pedestrians, Lane Keeping Aid which helps the driver stay within his or her lane, and BLIS which helps the driver detect vehicles in the offset rear ‘blind spot’.
A wonderful result for what appears to be a fantastic car. A big consideration when purchasing a vehicle this year.