The Volvo XC90 has been
awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The
XC90 with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first car from any
manufacturer to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car
to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban).
“This is further proof that with Volvo XC90 we
have developed one of the safest cars in the world. In fact we scored one
hundred per cent in the Safety Assist category. From an industry perspective Volvo
Cars remains the leader in car safety innovation and miles ahead of the
competition with our standard safety offer,” said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice
President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.
One hundred percent in Safety Assist
The XC90 scored one hundred
per cent in the Safety Assist category and is also the first model achieve
maximum score in the two Autonomous Emergency Braking tests AEB City & AEB
Interurban. The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection functionality
that independent safety regulators have yet to include in their testing
protocols, demonstrating once again how the Swedish carmaker continues to
dominate and innovate in the field of car safety.
“We are the first car
manufacturer to surpass the criteria that Euro NCAP have applied to the AEB
Interurban and City testing procedures. City Safety is one of the most advanced
standard crash prevention offers you can find in a modern car. It addresses
vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in certain situations, day and night,” said
Martin Magnusson, Principal Engineer at Volvo Car Group.
With Volvo Cars’ long held Vision 2020 the
Swedish carmaker aims to deliver cars in which no one is seriously injured or
killed by the year 2020. The XC90’s clear five star results in Euro NCAP’s
testing is a clear indication of Volvo Cars’ continued innovation with the
ultimate goal of creating cars that do not crash.
The Euro NCAP safety rating
covers four different areas – Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian
Protection and Safety Assist. Read more about Euro NCAP’s safety ratings at www.euroncap.com
Source: Volvo Cars
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