The new 2013 Volvo V40 has received the top rating of 5-stars in Euro NCAP collision tests and has received an overall result as the best ever recorded by the institute.
“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.
In the safety assist category, the Volvo V40 scores maximum points. “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’,” Broberg said.
Refresher: The 2013 Volvo V40 will be available with the company first diesel engine and a turbocharged T5 gasoline engine making 254-hp allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds. All models feature start-stop and braking energy regeneration, wether or not they have a manual or automatic gearbox.
– By: Omar Rana