The Volvo V40 has been recently awarded with a 5-star safety rating during the latest crash tests conducted by EuroNCAP.
According to the European safety specialists, the new Volvo V40 has scored the maximum points in Safety Assist, 100 percent, and 98 percent were offered by EuroNCAP in adult passenger protection, which is the largest score ever offered by the organization in its entire history. 88 percent was the rating for pedestrian protection, a new EuroNCAP first, and the compact Swedish model scored 75 percent in children protection. Despite the almost perfect score, the Volvo V40 was named “adequate” for the chest and knee protection of the driver and the knee protection for the front passenger was also named “adequate”.
As a quick reminder, the Volvo V40 is coming in three trim levels, the ES, the SE and the SE Lux and future owners of the model will have to choose between five engines, two petrol burners and three diesels. The entry-level variant is coming with a start/stop system, which is helping the hatchback’s fuel consumption (3.6 l/100 km / 78.5 mpg) and CO2 emissions (94 g/km). For the entry-level version, customers can get the 1.6 liter diesel engine with 112 HP and 199 lb-f of torque (270 Nm), mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which, in the U.K., can be bought from 18,745 GBP on the road.