Volvo Is Now The Only Luxury Manufacturer With 2 Top Safety Pick+ Vehicles
Thanks to its top marks in the latest test, Volvo is now the only luxury manufacturer with two TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles
"Volvo’s rich heritage of safety innovation continues on to this day," said Volvo Cars of Canada President and CEO Marc Engelen. "Each of our vehicles is equipped with active safety equipment meant to avoid a collision but have been designed to protect its occupants in the event of a crash."
To reward 2013 models with superior crash protection, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is awarding the new Top Safety Pick+ accolade to vehicles earning good or acceptable ratings in the new IIHS small overlap test as well as top marks in other IIHS evaluations, including moderate overlap frontal crashes, side crashes, rollovers and rear crashes. The 2013 Volvo XC60 and S60 both earned the top rating of "good" in the tests.
The 2013 Volvo XC60
The 2013 Volvo XC60 earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new small overlap frontal crash test, currently making it the first and only midsize luxury SUV to achieve such results.
In the test, 25% of a car’s front end on the driver side strikes a 5-foot-tall rigid barrier at 64 km/h. The test is designed to replicate what happens when the front corner of a car collides with another vehicle or an object like a tree or utility pole. Outside of some automakers’ proving grounds, such a test isn’t currently conducted anywhere else in the United States or Europe.
IIHS Volvo XC60 Vehicle Rating
The 2013 Volvo S60
The 2013 Volvo S60 sports sedan received the Institute’s highest safety honor.
The S60 is one of only two midsize luxury vehicles to currently earn the Top Safety Pick+ award.
"Nearly every new car performs well in other frontal crash tests conducted by the Institute and the federal government," says IIHS president Adrian Lund. "But we still see more than 10,000 deaths in frontal crashes each year."
"Small overlap crashes are a major source of these fatalities," he adds. "This new test program is based on years of analyzing real-world frontal crashes and then replicating them in our crash test facility to determine how people are being seriously injured and how cars can be designed to protect them better. We think this is the next step in improving frontal crash protection.
IIHS Volvo S60 Vehicle Rating