Volvo XC40 promises high safety ratings

Automotive

Published on September 27th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Volvo XC40 promises high safety ratings

The Euro NCAP and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have yet to put this Volvo XC40 through all its paces. Knowing that it takes time until these organizations get their hands on the XC40 for the purpose of assessing its crash test performance, Volvo took to itself to prove how good the XC40 is.

During development, the compact-sized utility vehicle was assessed at the Volvo Safety Center in the automaker’s home city. There’s video to prove the small crossover’s proficiency at protecting occupants in the event of a crash. In the side impact test, the newest Volvo of them all holds its own at 50 km/h (31 mph), with the seat-mounted side and curtain airbags doing their job well.

Even when it comes to the rear occupants, the crash test dummy appears to get out of the violent ordeal with nothing more than a scare. Being developed for hip people living life in the big city, the XC40 bristles with urban traffic-oriented safety and driver assist features. Pilot Assist, City Safety, Cross Traffic Alert with Brake Support, 360° camera system that aids with parking, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, there’s a lot of clever tech in there.


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