The Volvo V40 with optional Driver Support Pack has been named ‘Safe Used Car’ by Co-op Insurance for the second year in a row.

Co-op Insurance created the Co-op Safe Used Car Award last year in partnership with vehicle safety experts Thatcham Research to demonstrate its commitment to campaigning for safer communities throughout the UK. The Volvo V40 with Driver Support Pack was the first car to be presented with the accolade, based on analysis of used family cars, all of which must have a five-star Euro NCAP safety score, CO2 emissions of 120g/km or lower and be freely available on the used car market for £15,000 or less.

“We’re pleased to announce that the Volvo V40 has topped the list as Co-op’s Safest Used Family Car for a second year running, making it a safe choice for families looking to buy a second-hand vehicle,” said James Hillon, Director of Product at Co-op Insurance. “Volvo scored the highest in a series of track tests conducted by Thatcham Research and once again produced unprecedented results.”

All V40 vehicles come with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) as standard, while the Driver Support Pack includes safety features such as pedestrian and cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control and systems that warn drivers if they inadvertently start to leave their lane or if there’s a vehicle in their blind spot.