Safety beyond stars
Volvo’s legendary approach to safety continues, after the company’s All-New XC60 transcended a maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP with class-leading scores in two key areas of assessment.
The mid-size luxury SUV’s impressive crash results confirm the All-New XC60 is one of the safest vehicles ever made. They also ensure every current Volvo model tested by ANCAP provides the reassurance of a five-star rating.
ANCAP has been introducing increasingly stringent scoring methods in recent years, and the body’s Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin, noted the All-New XC60’s stand-out performance.
“The XC60 passed the assessment achieving not only 5 stars, but taking out the highest scores to date in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection and Safety Assist,” he said.
The All-New XC60 set new benchmarks by scoring 98 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection and 95 per cent for Safety Assist.
While the Adult Occupant Protection score is testament to the All-New XC60’s inherently robust construction, Safety Assist assesses vehicle technology offered as standard to allow the Volvo to shine as yet another model from the Swedish car maker bringing cutting-edge technology.
“This model [XC60] is fitted as standard with an autonomous emergency braking system, which operates at high and low speeds and can detect pedestrians,” said Mr Goodwin. “Performance testing of this system earned the vehicle full points. It also has an intelligent speed assistance system which uses a camera to recognise and inform the driver of the local speed limit.”
ANCAP’s references are to City Safety and Road Sign Information systems that are standard on the All-New Volvo XC60, along with multiple other features such as Lane Keeping Aid, Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Driver Alert Control, Blind Spot Information System, and Cross Traffic Alert.
The All-New XC60 also debuted a world-first technology called Evasive Manoeuvre Assist, which can aid steering and braking to help a driver avoid a collision with a vehicle, cyclist, pedestrian or large animal.
The All-New XC60 forms part of Volvo’s vision that, by 2020, no-one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.
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