Volvo’s latest electric SUV has earned a five-star safety rating in testing carried out by Euro NCAP, shared with ANCAP.
The C40 Recharge scored 92 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 70 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 91 per cent for safety assist.
The C40 earned praise for the capabilities of its lane-keeping system and its autonomous emergency braking system.
It was penalised, however, for the risk it posed occupants of an oncoming vehicle in a collision.
Standard safety equipment in the C40 Recharge includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking (forward and reverse)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane-keep assist
- Pilot Assist (adaptive cruise control with lane-centring)
- Front and rear parking sensors with camera
The five-star rating for the C40 Recharge was announced alongside a rating for the BYD Atto 3 – although the Atto 3’s rating is only applicable in Europe and New Zealand, and as yet hasn’t been carried over to Australia.
CarExpert is driving the C40 Recharge late in October, with a review coming shortly afterwards.