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  • Volvo S60 and V60 get five star safety ratings in Europe and the United States

    2/8/2012
    Volvo Philippines is proud to affirm Volvo’s safety leadership once again as confirmed by full star results on both sides of the Atlantic. The Volvo V60 received five stars and is named best car in the Large Family category in the 2011 Euro-NCAP rating. In the United States, the Volvo S60 achieved an overall five star NHTSA crash test rating.

    "It is very good news that our aim to offer customers the safest cars on the market is confirmed by several independent evaluations on different continents. However, this is just part of the complete picture of a car model's real life safety performance and the effort we dedicate to offering customers world-leading safety," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Corporation.

    In addition to being the top achiever in the Euro-NCAP Large Car Family category, the Volvo V60 was also rewarded for the low-speed collision avoidance system City Safety.

    Outstanding European car in the United States

    In the United States, the S60 was rewarded with an overall five stars in the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 5-Star Safety Ratings, also known as US-NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). The S60 was the only car that got five stars in each of the three crash tests (frontal, side pole and side barrier) - and it also received a five-star rollover rating.

    The S60 is currently the only European luxury car in the U.S. that has these top NHTSA ratings, an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick, and is available with all of the active safety technologies recommended by NHTSA.

    More groundbreaking news in Geneva

    "Volvo is leading the development of spearhead technology that helps the driver avoid collisions. All features are designed around the driver, helping him or her to stay alert and well informed to avoid collisions and dangerous situations," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation. He concludes: "At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, we will confirm this leadership by revealing new groundbreaking safety technologies."

    The Volvo V60 Sportswagon is available locally in a 2.0 liter T5 petrol engine while a range of petrol and diesel variants are available for the All-New Volvo S60 sports sedan. Find out which Volvo fuels you to exceed your limits by visiting Volvo Makati or Volvo Cebu Showrooms or through 893 6621 to 22, 26 to 27. 

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. The 2012 Volvo automobile line includes the nimble C30 Sports Coupé, the versatile All-New C70 Coupé-Convertible, the compact All-New S40 and V50 Sportswagon, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. Also available in the Philippines is the bold S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-new Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5. Just recently introduced to the local market is the new Volvo S60 sports sedan diesel variant. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, Loi Concepcion-de Guzman, Marketing Services Assistant Vice President: 892 1677 or 893-6621 local 429;
    loi@volvophils.com
    Volvo Philippines is proud to affirm Volvo’s safety leadership once again as confirmed by full star results on both sides of the Atlantic.
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