Euro NCAP: 2018 Ford Focus, Volvo XC40 results are in
And they’re quite positive
Volvo’s popular crossover and Ford’s Volkswagen Golf fighter went through Euro NCAP’s crash tests and came out with flying colors and five-star ratings.
The Volvo XC40 in particular put out an impressive performance and got a score of 97 percent in the adult occupant protection tier. Ford’s new Focus, on the other hand, scored 85 percent for adult occupant protection, thanks to the increased crash load capacity offered by Ford’s new C2 architecture and tougher body structure.
Both vehicles were rated at 87 percent when it comes to child occupant protection but also received good ratings for vulnerable road users protection - 72 percent for the new Ford Focus and 71 percent for the Volvo XC40.
As far as safety assist is concerned, the 2018 Focus scored 75 percent while the Swede was granted a rating of 76 percent.
The two cars are fitted with an autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) that can detect cyclists and pedestrians. In addition, the XC40 features an emergency lane keeping setup (ELK) that prevents the car from leaving the road or being steered towards incoming traffic.