1:50 PM | October 5 2017

All-New XC60: The Future of Safety

World-first Evasive Manoeuvre Assist, Oncoming Mitigation, Run-off Road Protection… A range of clever technologies make the All-New Volvo XC60 one of the safest vehicles in the world.

With yet another Volvo world-first, the All-New XC60 is a vehicle that redefines what it means to feel safe while driving.

Evasive Manoeuvre Assist is the latest feature from a car maker that has forged a reputation over decades for developing technologies that protect both occupants and pedestrians.

If a car, pedestrian, or large animal suddenly appears in your path, Evasive Manoeuvre Assist technology reacts with your reflexes – adding to your steering input and braking the inner wheels to help you avoid the obstacle as effectively as possible.It doesn’t finish there. After the initial swerve, the system – if necessary – can add braking to the wheels on the opposite side of the vehicle to help stabilise the car and straighten it.Evasive Manoeuvre Assist could be the difference between continuing your journey after a minor scare or being unpleasantly delayed.

The technology encapsulates the All-New XC60’s approach to being your perfect motoring companion and guardian – looking out for you in a world that combines hectic lifestyles and busy roads so you can relax and enjoy the journey. Because even when you do feel in control, there are some situations you just can’t predict.

On the road, where there’s only so much you can focus on at any one time, it’s also easy to be surprised by a vehicle approaching quickly by your side when you’re preparing to change lanes. The All-New XC60’s Blind Spot Information System constantly keeps an eye out for this very scenario, providing audible and visual warnings initially – and has been further improved by being capable of steering you gently back into your lane if you’re about to veer into another car.

Potential danger exists even when there’s little or no traffic about. Lengthy freeway drives have long been part of Australia’s motoring culture, and you’d be forgiven if your attention starts to wander – along with your vehicle. The All-New XC60 understands this, so – beyond ensuring the trip is immensely comfortable – its Oncoming Mitigation system stays focused. If it senses you crossing gradually into a lane with an approaching car, it alerts you and steers you back to safety.

The warning signal is an encouragement to pull over and take a break. Falling asleep at the wheel is a big risk on long drives, and it only takes a micro-sleep to see you straight off the road.

In the event of an unavoidable accident, the All-New XC60 will do everything it can to protect you. Its quick thinking will tighten the seatbelt instantly to hold you firmly in place, while its energy-absorbing seats reposition you to minimise sudden landing forces that could cause a spinal injury.

The All-New Volvo XC60 is The Future of Safety.


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