Volvo V40 retains safety crown | Awards - Car News Jul 2017

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14:50 Tuesday 25 Jul 2017

The Volvo V40 has retained its Co-Op Insurance Safe Used Car Award.

The award was created last year by Co-op Insurance in partnership with safety experts Thatcham Research, and for the second year in succession the Volvo V40 impressed the judges with its safety features. To be eligible for the award, cars must have a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, sub-120g/km CO2 emissions, and be freely available on the used market for under £15,000.

All models in the V40 range include Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard, while the Driver Support Pack adds a range of advanced safety aids including pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, as well as lane assist and blind spot assist systems.  f you inadvertently start to leave your lane or if there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. With a world-first application of a pedestrian airbag, the V40 impressed with it protection for those both inside and outside the vehicle. 

When it was first launched five years ago, the V40 became the safest car ever tested by Euro NCAP, netting an unprecedented 100% for safety assist, only overtaken in its performance by newer Volvo models in the shape of the S90 and V90.

Bruce Greenwood, Used Car Programme Manager for Volvo Car UK, said: “To be presented with the Co-op Safe Used Car Award for the second year running by one of the UK’s largest insurance providers as well as experts in vehicle safety is a real testament to the Volvo V40. Even as standard, the V40 has class-leading safety features that focus on protecting the driver, passengers and pedestrians.”

 

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