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Volvo’s C40 Recharge, introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2022, has received five stars from ANCAP. This rating applies to both the single and twin-motor variants of the small SUV.

“Maximum points were awarded to the Volvo C40 Recharge for protection offered to the driver and front passenger in the frontal offset test, and for the driver in the full-width frontal test, side impact test, oblique pole test, and both of the far-side impact tests,” according to a media release by ANCAP.

Furthermore, “maximum points were achieved by the C40 Recharge for the protection of child occupants in the side impact and frontal offset crash tests”.

In addition, “full points were scored for its ability to maintain its intended lane of travel and avoid run-off-road crashes through its lane support system (LSS) functionality”.

Among its standard safety features are dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting airbags, as well as a driver knee airbag. A centre airbag which provides added protection to front seat occupants in side impact crashes is also standard.

Both the single and twin motor variants also have autonomous emergency braking (Car-to-Car, Vulnerable Road User and Junction Assist), lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), emergency lane keeping (ELK), blind spot monitoring (BSM), and a speed sign recognition system.

For a complete list of safety features and technologies used in the Volvo C40 Recharge, click here.

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