The latest XC40 continues the tradition of Volvos being the safest cars around.
The new Volvo XC40 has scored a perfect 5/5 overall rating in the 2018 Euro NCAP tests, making it at par with its larger siblings from the 60 and 90 series in terms of safety.
The 2018 Euro NCAP testing has become quite stringent with more demanding challenges on the safety front. These include cyclist-detection with auto-brake and emergency lane keeping systems. Overall, the Volvo XC40 received the highest safety score among all cars tested under the new regime.
“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 Volvo XC40 was launched in India earlier this month, and Volvo brought two additional variants of the SUV to our shores very recently. Volvo India claims that the initial demand for the XC40 has been strong and the company received 200 orders within weeks from its launch. The XC40 is priced in India between ₹39.90 lakh - 43.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
All Volvo cars on sale today have received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments. In 2017, the XC60 was awarded the best performing off-roader and the best overall performer in the Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. Furthermore, the larger XC90 has received the same honour in 2015.
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