Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd September 2012, 07:31   #1
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,069
Thanked: 15,623 Times
Default Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Volvo lives to its core value of being the safest car! Record breaking NCAP safety rating for the V40.

Name:  2013volvov40fd.jpg
Views: 5455
Size:  135.0 KB

The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.

Separate tests are carried out in four different sub-categories, which are then ranked to produce an overall grade. The four categories are adults occupant protection, child protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist.

It is not only the overall result that is record-high. The all-new Volvo V40's protection for adults for was also the best result ever recorded in a test, no less than 98 percent. During the development of the all-new Volvo V40, the goal was to build in the same safety level as in larger cars. The holistic approach, a strong structure and systems such as the WHIPS whiplash protection system form the basis for the excellent result.

In the safety assist category, the Volvo V40 scores maximum points. "The new Volvo V40 was launched as the most intelligent and the safest car in its segment, and it is truly packed with active safety systems such as auto brake, Pedestrian Detection to shield pedestrians, Lane Keeping Aid which helps the driver stay within his or her lane, and BLIS which helps the driver detect vehicles in the offset rear 'blind spot'

In the pedestrian protection category too the Volvo V40 sets a new record. One important factor here is the innovative, unique pedestrian airbag. Sensors in the front of the car detect any contact with a pedestrian. A pyrotechnical charge releases the bonnet hinges and elevates the bonnet with the help of an airbag. The inflated airbag's cushioning effect combined with the increased distance to the hard components in the engine compartment help protect the pedestrian's head in any impact. The Euro NCAP description of the system says, among other things, that "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."

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/09/02/e...ted/#continued

Last edited by volkman10 : 3rd September 2012 at 07:33.
volkman10 is offline   (19) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 11:40   #2
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,702
Thanked: 3,893 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Not surprising. The V40 is getting rave reviews from the media – for safety innovations and driving characteristics. And another first from Volvo – pedestrian airbag!

And if I am correct, this is the first V from Volvo which is a proper hatchback and not an estate version of the S.
vb-san is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 12:00   #3
BHPian
 
bullet-tooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chennai
Posts: 76
Thanked: 20 Times
Post re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Note from Mod: There are several spelling & grammatical errors in your posts. This negatively affects the board experience for other readers.

Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

Last edited by GTO : 3rd September 2012 at 14:32.
bullet-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote Received Infraction
Old 3rd September 2012, 12:26   #4
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,069
Thanked: 15,623 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Not that I know of, when Airbags and ABS are offered optional here, what else we can expect?

Cheers!

Last edited by GTO : 3rd September 2012 at 14:33. Reason: Quoted post deleted
volkman10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 12:34   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
maxbhp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: C C K
Posts: 1,372
Thanked: 65 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Volvo lives to its core value of being the safest car! Record breaking NCAP safety rating for the V40.
If only had they worked on the branding part. This is one car maker that deserves a standing ovation for sticking to its value.
maxbhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 13:19   #6
BHPian
 
bullet-tooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chennai
Posts: 76
Thanked: 20 Times
Post re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Quote:
Originally Posted by volkman10 View Post
Not that I know of, when Airbags and ABS are offered optional here, what else we can expect?

Cheers!
Then there is a long long way for the Indian car industries to go! I guess even the companies are not planning to invest any money in R&D about the safety of the people both inside and outside of the cars.
bullet-tooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 20:39   #7
BHPian
 
rakchow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 57
Thanked: 27 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

I ve seen a picture of the V$0 with an inflated passenger airbag. It doesnt cover the glass completely. What happens if the head of a pedestrian hits the uncovered portion?
rakchow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2012, 21:55   #8
Distinguished - BHPian
 
vb-san's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: S'pore/Thrissur
Posts: 4,702
Thanked: 3,893 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rakchow
I ve seen a picture of the V$0 with an inflated passenger airbag. It doesnt cover the glass completely. What happens if the head of a pedestrian hits the uncovered portion?
Should be the same result as how it will be without the airbag. Covering the glass fully will not be a viable option as it will hamper the driver's vision.
vb-san is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2012, 08:21   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
deetjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kochi
Posts: 4,049
Thanked: 7,386 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Awesome! The V40 looks very attractive as well.

Good to see Volvo putting great effort to preserve their USP. Well Done!
deetjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th September 2012, 10:14   #10
BHPian
 
rakchow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 57
Thanked: 27 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Konichuva vb-san, I understand the issue with driver visibility, but when a pedestrian is hit by a car(avg height 5'5, his/her head would definitely hit the glass. I know that there are a lot of variables involved, but its just thought that occurred to me
rakchow is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 30th May 2013, 16:29   #11
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,069
Thanked: 15,623 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Volvo wins global NCAP Innovation award -2013

Quote:
Volvo Car Group's pioneering work on pedestrian protection has been rewarded with the 2013 Global NCAP Innovation award. The prize was received by Lotta Jakobsson, senior technical specialist safety, Volvo Cars Safety Centre, at the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) conference in Seoul, South Korea.
Quote:
In 2012, the all-new Volvo V40 achieved a five-star Euro NCAP rating and also won the Euro NCAP Best in Class in the Small Family class - with the best overall result ever recorded by the organisation. The V40 scored an all-time high in the pedestrian evaluation by attaining 88 percent of the total score
http://www.autocarindia.com/News/345...ion-award.aspx
volkman10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2017, 10:21   #12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 10,069
Thanked: 15,623 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Volvo demonstrates its core value- SAFETY, betters its own record.

In the just concluded Euro NCAP results , the XC60 becomes the the safest car ever tested by the crash safety body.

Euro NCAP:

Quote:
The new Volvo XC60 becomes the best all-round performer of 2017 so far and matches the performance of the XC90, tested in 2015. With an almost-perfect 98 percent in adult occupant protection and with an array of driver assistance features, the XC60 demonstrates the levels of safety available on top-end models.

Quote:
The XC60 scored 98% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection, 76% for pedestrian safety and 95% for safety assistance systems, the highest results of any car since the larger Volvo XC90 scored 97%, 87%, 72% and 100% when it was tested in 2015.

Link

Last edited by volkman10 : 9th November 2017 at 10:27.
volkman10 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2017, 11:51   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,894
Thanked: 9,748 Times
Default re: Record-breaking safety rating for Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP. EDIT: Now the XC60 too

Apparently in the UK, there has not been any reported death in a Volvo V40
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
India-made & Euro-spec Suzuki Baleno gets 3 - 4 Star NCAP rating groom The International Automotive Scene 60 18th May 2016 22:03
Maruti Alto K10: ZERO Star Safety Rating in the Latin NCAP GTO The Indian Car Scene 159 15th April 2016 10:40
The Chinese 'Qoros 3' gets a Euro NCAP rating of 5 stars! vinair The International Automotive Scene 15 1st April 2014 09:00
Volvo S60 "HOT" and XC60 are coming. EDIT : XC60 launched at 39.50 lakhs ajai_dev The Indian Car Scene 56 19th January 2011 10:41
Euro NCAP rating Revvmaster Technical Stuff 0 26th May 2004 00:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 19:52.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks