Swedish automaker Volvo is synonymous with the safety. We even have Volvo to thank ...
Swedish automaker Volvo is synonymous with the safety. We even have Volvo to thank for the invention of a three-point seat belt in 1959.
Nowadays, modern vehicles are equipped with advanced driver assists like the lane departure warnings, steering assistance and the automatic braking to help prevent accidents happening altogether, the compact Volvo XC40 is no exception.
Accidents will never be completely avoidable, and despite its smaller size, no compromises have been made to XC40’s structure to help protect occupants in the crash.
The XC40 hasn’t been put through the official crash tests by Euro NCAP and Insurance Institute for the Highway Safety yet.
Knowing that it’ll take some time before the XC40 gets an official safety assessment, Volvo decided to conduct its own internal crash test during this compact SUV’s development at the Volvo Safety Center to uphold its reputation.
During the side impact crash at 31 mph replicating Euro NCAP’s tests, this crash test dummy was well protected by seat-mounted and the curtain airbags and properly restrained by seat belts, thus reducing the risk of injury in the real-life crash.
Cabin intrusion appears to be very minimal, and a curtain airbag even helps divert flying shards of glass away from the driver.
Volvo has the history of conducting its own crash tests, even rolling over the XC60 to show how remarkably rigid a roof is.
As standard, the new XC40 comes equipped with the several advanced driver assists including Pilot Assist, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and the mitigation Cross Traffic alert with brake support, and the 360 degree to help with parking.
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