Award-Winning Safety



City Safety. Protecting What's Important To You.

Volvo Cars is synonymous with safety, and the advanced features in the XC40 are the result of decades of experience and innovation - they are there to help you avoid a collision and protect you and your passengers if one should occur.


At the heart of everything is City Safety. This innovation identifies other vehicles, pedistrians, cyclists and large animals ahead, even at night, and warns you if a collision is imminent. If you don't react in time, it will apply the brakes automatically to help avoid or mitigate a collision.

City Safety is standard for every XC40. It will play a key role in helping us to realise our vision that, by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.

Intersection Braking

City Safety includes an intersection braking function that can help make an accident at a road junction less likely or less harmful. This feature- aworld-first when it was introduced in the Volvo XC90-automatically brakes the car if the driver turns into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Lane Keeping Aid

Fitted as standard, this feature monitors the road ahead and gently steers the car back into its lane if it detects that you're about to cross a lane marking unintentionally. If the car's steering adjustment isn't enough, or if you cross into the other lane, you'll be alerted by a warning sound or gentle vibrations through the steering wheel.

Run-Off Road Mitigation

OurRun-Off Road Mitigation technology helps keep you safe by keeping you on the road. If this innovation detects you are about to leave the road unintentionally at any speed between 65-140 km/h, it uses steering input and, if necessary, brake support to guide you back on track.

Rear Collision Warning

Included as part of the Vision package, our rear collision warning system works to protect you if it detects a risk of a collision from behind. Right before a collision occurs, the system will automatically tension the front seat belts and, if your car is at a standstill, will also activate full auto-braking.

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

BLIS uses radar sensors at the rear of the vehicle to make your journeys safer and less stressful. As a vehicle enters your blind spot, this function can alert you via a warning light built into the front door mirrors.

Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake

Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake is included on all vehicles equipped with BLIS, and alerts you of crossing traffic from the sides when reversing out of a parking space. If the driver should continue reversing in spite of the warnings and a collision is about to happen, the car automatically brakes.



City Safety – standard for every Volvo XC40 – is like having a co-pilot to look out for you. It identifies other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and large animals ahead, warning you if a collision is imminent. If you don’t react in time then it will brake automatically to help avoid or mitigate a collision.

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Everything we do is designed around people, so every innovation we make is designed to simplify and improve your life. We're especially proud of our advances in efficient power, connectivity and safety. We call our thinking in these areas: Drive-E, Sensus and IntelliSafe.

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