Volvo V40 Wins 'Safe Used Car' Award

Added: 09 August 2017



Volvo V40 Wins 'Safe Used Car' Award


Last year, the first Co-op Insurance Co-op Safe Used Car Award was launched. Formed in collaboration between Co-op Insurance and vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research, the award has been accredited to the Volvo V40 with the optional Driver Support Package for the second year in a row.

Director of Product at Co-op Insurance, James Hillon, commented: “We’re pleased to announce that the Volvo V40 has topped the list as Co-op’s Safest Used Family Car for a second year running, making it a safe choice for families looking to buy a second-hand vehicle. Volvo scored the highest in a series of track tests conducted by Thatcham Research and once again produced unprecedented results.”

When Euro NCAP tested the V40 in 2012, it became the safest car ever with superb scores across the board, including an unprecedented 100% approval rating for safety assist. The V40 offers crucial protection for its occupants and pedestrians in the event of an accident, with exemplary standard safety features such as the world-first application of the pedestrian airbag.

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.”

The accolade is attributed to the V40 with optional Driver Support Pack, which includes a Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system, utilising an advanced sensor system to automatically brake in the event of a cyclist or pedestrian obstructing the cars path. Also included in the Pack is the Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Auto Brake, which makes use of a radar system to maintain a consistent, safe distance from the car in front.

Even better, there is also Lane Keeping Aid available, which uses forward-facing cameras to keep the V40 in the chosen lane, by gently taking over the steering the move the car back into the intended lane, whilst also alerting you. The radar system also sends information to the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), to alert the driver to any vehicles in the blind spots on both sides of the car and to get your attention if a vehicle is quickly approaching the back of the V40 with a distance of up to 70 metres. Finally, the V40 keeps the driver well informed throughout every journey by using the instrument display to provide road sign information, such as speed limit signs and ‘no overtaking’ warnings.

Take a look at the V40 here. Alternatively, contact Caffyns Volvo for more information.

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