New Volvo V40 Euro NCAP
The all-new Volvo V40 must be tougher than Rocky Balboa.
The all-new Volvo V40 is the safest car in its class. Euro NCAP – the independent vehicle safety accessors – has therefore awarded it their maximum five-star rating. This breaks down to scores of 98% for adult occupant protection, 75% for child occupants, and 100% for the safety assist category. This includes features such as its seatbelt reminder system, driver-set speed limitation device, and electronic stability programme. The all-new V40 also scored 88% in the pedestrian category. Why? Because passers-by are protected by an air-bag that emerges from under the bonnet to cover the lower third of the windscreen and the front pillars. Pleasingly, the safety-focussed V40 is available via a zero interest personal contract purchase plan. Terms include: thirty-six monthly payments of £199, a £6,753.50 deposit, £7,352.50 'optional' purchase fee, and a 10,000 mile annual allowance.
Four other vehicles have recently received five star ratings from Euro NCAP. These are the: Audi A3, Kia cee'd, Renault Clio, and Ford B-MAX. The A3 is a prestigious lifestyle statement with rock-solid build quality, the cee'd is a small family car with a reassuring seven-year warranty, and the Clio is a fashionable supermini. That brings us to the Ford B-MAX. This compact multi-purpose vehicle has sliding van-style rear doors. Working in conjunction with its traditionally mounted front doors, these create a vast one and a half metre opening. That makes tending to kids and shoehorning cargo into the rear far easier. More importantly, though, these five-star vehicles clearly protect motorists and pedestrians to an extremely high standard. That must surely be the highest praise any car can receive.
For more information visit the Euro NCAP website.