The test was conducted in four categories: adult occupant, child occupant, pedestrian , and safety assistance. In the first category scored 98% in protection, the highest score registered by the organization, while the airbag for pedestrians received 88%. This device is under the hood, and when it comes into contact with a person, it gets inflated, raising the back of the sheet that helps cushion the head or body of the pedestrian.
Volvo V40 2013: The new V40 can boast being the safest car in the world today according to the EuroNCAP
Thanks to systems such as pedestrian detection (City Safety), automatic braking (Lane Keeping Aid), through which the driver keeps his lane and BLIS, which helps to detect other vehicles in the blind spots, the Volvo V40 won the title.
The all-new Volvo V40 is a five-door hatchback that sets new standards in handling, efficiency, and safety in its segment. Its new design takes the characteristics of the C30 and the classic P1800ES, making it a more sporty car than the rest of its segment. Special attention was paid to handling, steering feedback, agility, and comfort. Volvo engineers believe that the V40 is now the leading exponent in the dynamic behavior in the segment.
The only downside was in the children's protection test since it got its lowest rating as well as the Audi A3, Kia Cee'd, and Ford B-Max with 75%. Volvo has always been known as a brand that cares about making cars as safe as possible, and the V40 again ranked in the top rung in that category.
The new Volvo V40 is designed so that you live your life. This car will never be ordinary, but always be fashionable and fabulously fun. Elegant lines with a lot of expressiveness and cleanliness, fine finishes, and the latest technology to serve the occupants, are the elements that can be used to understand the experience with the V40.
Unfortunately, Volvo has stated that they don't intend to sell its compact hatchback in the U.S., despite the growth of the segment. But, don't worry, we still have many nice Volvo cars for cheap prices here in the US that you can find available for sale using the Autopten.com search tools or checking its inventory of cheap cars for sale in America.
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