Euro NCAP has broken new Ford Focus and Volvo XC40July 18, 2018
European organization Euro NCAP has published the results of the crash tests of the new Ford Focus and Volvo XC40. The tests, as in the case of the Nissan Leaf, were conducted according to a new, expanded methodology. It provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the systems of autonomous emergency braking in urban conditions, and their ability to identify pedestrians and cyclists.
According to the results of the tests, both models received the highest score – five stars out of five possible. However, for the protection of the driver and adult passenger XC40 received 37.2 points (97 percent of the maximum result), and Focus – 32.5 points or 85 percent. The Euro NCAP record belongs to Alfa Romeo Giulia – 37.4 points or 98 percent.
For protection of children, both models received 43 points or 87 percent. Extra points were awarded for the indication of the condition of the front passenger airbag, and ease of installation of any type of child restraints.
Protection of pedestrians in the Volvo XC40 was estimated at 34.5 points (71 percent), Focus received 34.8 points or 72 percent. The most injurious in the Swedish crossover are the front pillars and the edge of the hood above the headlights. In the Ford Focus – only racks.
For the work of active security systems XC40 and Focus received 10 and 9.9 points, respectively. 0.1 points Volvo accrued for a front-end collision warning system, which operates at speeds over four kilometers per hour (five kilometers per hour for Ford Focus).