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Volvo V40

Volvo V40 1.6 diesel 'Kinetic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Volvo V40

Volvo V40 1.6 diesel 'Kinetic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST

2010 Reward - Volvo City Safety

Total 35 pts | 98%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Good, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.7 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
8.0 pts
Neck: Good

Total 37 pts | 75%
PERFORMANCE
8.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintVolvo Child Restraint
Group0, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

PERFORMANCE
9.6 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintVolvo Child Restraint
Group0, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
7.0 pts
See comments
Total 32 pts | 88%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
24.0 pts
PELVIS
2.0 pts
LEG
5.8 pts


Total 7 pts | 100%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
1.0 pts
Active
Pass
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
DSTC
Pass
SEATBELT REMINDER
3.0 pts
driver
Pass
passenger
Pass
rear
Pass

Autonomous Emergency Braking


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Volvo V40 1.6 diesel 'Kinetic', LHD
Body type 5 door Translation not found
Year of publication 2012
Kerb weight 1377kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies V40s of the specification tested
Class Small Family Car.
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners outboard seats
Rear load limiters outboard seats
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Speed Limitation Assistance Active
Electronic Stability Control
Seatbelt Reminder driver, passenger and rear


Comments

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings in the frontal test indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the front seat occupants. Volvo showed that a similar level of protection would be provided for occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier impact, good protection was provided to all body areas and the car scored maximum points. Even in the more severe side pole test, maximum points were scored. The seat and head restraint provided good protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision.

Child occupant
Both child dummies were sat in rearward-facing, Volvo-branded child restraints. In the side impact, both dummies were properly contained by the shells of their restraints, minimising the risk of contact with parts of the car interior. The passenger airbag can be disabled by a Volvo dealer to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. Alternatively, an airbag switch is available as an option, with clear information being provided to the driver about the status of the airbag. The dangers of using a rearward-facing restraint in the passenger seat without first disabling the airbag are clearly explained in the car.

Pedestrian
The V40 is equipped with an under-bonnet airbag system. This detects when a pedestrian has been struck and lifts the bonnet to provide greater protection to the head. The airbag also covers the windscreen pillars to provide better protection in those areas. Volvo demonstrated that the system would operate over a range of speeds and would detect different pedestrian statures. The system worked well, the bonnet offering good protection in all areas likely to be struck by a pedestrian's head, making the V40 the first car to score maximum points in this area. The front edge of the bonnet provided poor protection in most areas tested while the bumper was predominantly good. The V40 is equipped with a pedestrian-detection AEB system as an option. This system applies the brakes independently of the driver if a pedestrian is likely to be struck by the car.

Safety assist
Electronic stability control is standard equipment on the V40 and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A driver-set speed limitation device is also standard and was rewarded. A seatbelt reminder system is standard for the driver, passenger and rear seats.

Rating reviews

Aug 2012 Rating published
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