European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) tested around 70 cars last year. And the model that has been crowned as the safest car overall is the second-generation XC60. In the large off-road segment, the Volvo XC60 attained a score of 98 percent for adult occupant protection and 87 per cent for child occupant protection. For pedestrian protection, the SUV received a score of 76 percent and 95 per cent for safety assist systems.
Interestingly, the adult occupant protection score of the XC60 is 20 per cent higher than its nearest large off-road competitor. Volvo Cars has always been on the forefront of safe car design. Just to jog your memory, the Volvo XC90 bagged the best performing large off-roader award in 2015 and the V40 was crowned as the safest car (in small family class) in 2013 by Euro NCAP. Check Out – 2018 Volvo XC90 – Price & Pictures
Volvo XC60 Euro NCAP Crash Test Video
“The new XC60 is one of the safest Volvo cars ever made,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice President, Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “It is fully loaded with new technology designed to assist drivers, to help protect vehicle occupants and other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, plus mitigate collision risks. We are proud that our ongoing commitment to innovating new safety features has been recognized with another Euro NCAP Best in Class award for Volvo Cars.”
“Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. The achievements of the XC60 are examples of our commitment to developing the latest safety and support systems as we strive towards that vision”, he further added. Read About – New Volvo V40 & V40 Cross Country
Besides the XC60, the Volvo S90 and V90 also achieved the Best in Class awards at the Euro NCAP 2017. All three Volvo cars grabbed the top spot in Euro NCAP’s AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking) tests that include City, Inter-Urban and Pedestrian. The sedan (S90) and wagon (V90) attained 95 per cent and 93 per cent rating in the Adult Occupant and the Safety Assist categories respectively.
Currently, the Volvo XC60 is available in a single variant – Inscription – priced at Rs 55.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Volvo XC40 Compact SUV Is Coming To India
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