Volvo S80, XC60 and S60 - IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Winners 

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Volvo Cars continues to move toward our vision that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. In 2013, top results from independent rating institutes all over the world emphasized that Volvo Cars remains on top when it comes to automotive safety. “Viewed together, all the top ratings during the past year emphasize our world-leading position in automotive safety. We are very proud to offer consumers some of the world’s safest cars,” says Thomas Broberg, senior safety advisor at Volvo Cars. During 2013, sales of Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking also passed the 1 million mark.

The most recent rating result is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ for the Volvo S80. Previously, the Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90 received a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ ranking, after IIHS extended its scope by integrating the small overlap test in 2012. The S80 Top Safety Pick+ results include good performance in the small overlap front test, which replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object, such as a tree or a utility pole – a very severe crash situation. In the test, 25 percent of the front end on the driver’s side strikes a 5-foot-high rigid barrier at 40 mph.

“Our safety cage features a robust design with a blend of different steel qualities. The new IIHS test program confirms the exceptional crashworthiness of this patented solution. Similar mixes of steel qualities are used in all current Volvo models and the technology will be further enhanced in the upcoming models developed on our Scalable Product Architecture,” says Broberg.

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