The tested model of Volvo V40 is being introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2013. This rating applies to the D2 variant.
The diesel left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. ANCAP was provided with information which showed that the Euro NCAP results apply to the Australasian D2 variant.
Dual front airbags, driver knee airbag, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard, along with several other safety assist technologies. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front and rear outboard seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 18 January 2013