Every year is a safety year at Volvo Cars. The company is working towards the vision that by 2020, nobody should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo - and data from independent rating institutes all over the world emphasise and reinforce this life-saving philosophy. The most recent results are a Top Safety Pick+ for both the Volvo S60 and XC60 in the United States and an outstanding Best in Class ranking for the all-new Volvo V40 in the Euro NCAP summary for 2012.
The interior environment in a Volvo should also be safe for hypersensitive people. Volvo Car Group's systematic work in this area has resulted in the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association now recommending seven Volvo models: the S80, V70, XC70, XC60, S60, V60 and V40.
The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid - the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid - will make its American display debut and take centre stage at the New York International Auto Show. The plug-in hybrid is one of three remaining candidates for the prestigious 2013 World Green Car of the Year award.
Volvo Cars rolled out another Volvo world first in automotive safety during a press conference at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.
The new Volvo S60, V60 and XC60 can be fitted with an innovation that makes driving in the dark safer and more comfortable: the renewed Active High Beam Control.
Volvo Car Group feels electrified cars should be as safe as any other new Volvo. This is now highlighted by the latest Euro NCAP results for the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.
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.
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.
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.