The first Volvo car equipped with an airbag left the assembly line in 1987 - and since then the company has extended the technology with several world-firsts. Volvo was first with both the seat-mounted side airbag and the Inflatable Curtain (IC) - and in 2012 the technology's 25th anniversary was celebrated with the introduction of the groundbreaking pedestrian airbag in the all-new Volvo V40.
On top of launching the all-new V40 Cross Country and V40 R-Design, Volvo Car Corporation revealed more exciting news at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on Thursday.
The Volvo V40 Cross Country brings a unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to new altitudes by establishing a Cross Country in the Premium C-segment.
Entering the field of autonomous driving - self-driving vehicles - is the next giant leap in Volvo Car Corporation's development of the world's safest cars.
Launched in stunning Rebel Blue, the new Volvo V40 R-Design is a perfect match for those who want a head-turner that radiates a truly stylish and dynamic look.
The all-new Volvo V40 has received the top rating of five stars in the Euro NCAP collision test. The overall result is the best ever recorded by the institute.
Volvo Car Corporation's determination to build the safest cars in the world has been acknowledged by several independent crash tests during the past year.
In the latest Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report the Volvo S60 is one out of two cars earning the best rating in IIHS's new small offset frontal crash test.
Volvo Car Corporation today issued its 2011/12 Corporate Report With Sustainability. The report addresses areas within and issues related to sustainability that are important to Volvo Car Corporation stakeholders and gives an overview of developments with the company's various sustainable development programmes. This year's report is the eleventh edition.
An entirely new test facility for active car safety is all set to play an important role for Volvo Car Corporation's continued leadership in the field of safety. The facility will be built and operated by the company Active Safety Test Area AB - ASTA.