In 2009, the European Safety Institute Euro New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) revised its testing. Since then, no other vehicle has earned as high of a score as what a Volvo recently gathered. Once every bit of the outfit’s testing was complete, the 2012 V40 not only became the highest safety rated Volvo yet, but the best vehicle ever evaluated by the Euro NCAP. With five stars and a overal protection score of no less than 98 percent, Volvo shouldn’t need any more proof that they know what they’re doing.
The revised testing structure breaks down the evaluations into four parts sub-categories. By adding up the marks for adult occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist, a overal score is recorded. The V40, with auto brake, pedestrian air bag, blind spot monitoring and a super strong structure managed to perform better than ever seen by the NCAP.
“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,” said Thomas Broberg, Senior Technical Advisor Safety for Volvo Car Corporation.
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