Volvo Cars Safety

VOLVO XC60 IS THE FIRST LUXURY SUV TO ACHIEVE A TOP SAFETY PICK+ AWARD

 
Latest test makes Volvo the only luxury manufacturer with two TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles

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.

Thanks to its top marks in the latest test, Volvo is now the only luxury manufacturer with two TOP SAFETY PICK+ vehicles. The 2013 Volvo S60 sports sedan received the Institute's highest safety honor in an earlier test.

"We're so confident in our safety heritage that we went ahead and volunteered the XC60 for the test," said VCNA President and CEO John Maloney. "We don't design our vehicles to pass a specific crash test; we design them to pass the most important test of all, everyday life."

The 2013 Volvo XC60 and S60 both earned the top rating of "good" in the tests. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least four of five evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test.

VOLVO S60 EARNS TOP RESULT IN SEVERE OFFSET CRASH TEST

Volvo S60 earns top result in severe offset crash test
 

Volvo Car Corporation's leadership in car safety is once again highlighted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In the latest report the Volvo S60 is one out of the two cars that earn the best rating in IIHS's new small offset frontal crash test.

In the new test, 25 percent of the car's front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 40 mph (64 km/h), with a Hybrid III dummy belted in the driver seat. 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.

"The relatively small overlap is a very severe crash situation and we are very pleased with the test result. Our aim is to build cars that help protect the occupants in most crash situations that occur in real-life traffic. This test confirms that our safety systems work as intended also when a small part of the front is involved in the collision," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Corporation. Read more about small overlap crash tests on the IIHS website

Watch Video: IIHS S60 Crash Test footage