Many customers have noticed that the “new car smell” has decreased dramatically - a good sign of reduced emissions from materials. Today, no plastics, glues or filling materials are approved for Volvo car interiors until they have passed strict tests.
Interest in a clean in-cabin environment is growing among customers as well as among decision-makers. When consumer protection organisations in China recently tested material emissions in 52 models from 25 manufacturers, the Volvo S60 received the best score of all.
“Several Asian markets have taken this issue to a new level, with China, Japan and Korea indicating that they would like to set new legal requirements. Customer interest is also growing in Europe and in the United States,” Andreas Andersson says.