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Volvo S60 Earns Top Rating of "Good" in IIHS' New Crash Test
In the new test, 25 percent of the car's front end on the driver side strikes a rigid barrier at 64km/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.
Several top results
Volvo Car Corporation's dedication to car safety has been recognized in several recent studies.
Last year, no less than five Volvo models - the C30, S60, S80, XC60 and XC90 - earned a Top Safety Pick. Volvo was the only European luxury brand with five awarded models in the 2011 IIHS report.
The XC60 was also the only SUV crossover with an IIHS Top Safety Pick and an overall 5 star U.S. NCAP rating. In the 2010 test, the XC60 received 5 stars in all individual crash tests, including 5 stars for the driver and 5 stars for the passenger in the frontal collision as well as 5 stars in both side tests.
*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. In Bacolod and Iloilo, GrandCars Incorporated is the official reseller of Volvo cars. The Volvo Iloilo office is located at JMB Building 13 Mabini Street, Iloilo City and Volvo Bacolod office is at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod. Soon to open are Volvo Alabang showroom and office at Lot A, 104-105, Westgate Center, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Volvo North EDSA at Two Cyberpark ETON Centris, Quezon 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, John Eric D. Ho, Marketing and Communications Supervisor:
892 1677 or 893-6621 local 430;
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.
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