Volvo XC40 receives five-star rating in Euro NCAP assessment

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Volvo Cars’ XC40 received five stars and top ratings in its 2018 Euro NCAP tests. This means the XC40 joins its larger siblings in the 60 and 90 series as one of the safest cars on the market.

The 2018 Euro NCAP testing was the toughest ever with new and more demanding challenges placed on safety technology, including cyclist-detection with auto-brake and emergency lane-keeping systems. Overall, the new XC40 has so far 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. It comes as 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,” said Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

All Volvo cars on sale today have received five stars in their respective Euro NCAP assessments. Last year, the XC60 was crowned the overall best-performing large off-roader and the best overall performer in the Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. The XC90 received the same accolade in 2015.

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