New Volvo S60 and V60 secure five-star safety ratings
The new Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon have both scored maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings – underlining Volvo Cars’ reputation for consistently putting some of the safest cars available on the road.
The result means all tested Volvo models currently on sale in Australia offer five-star-rated safety technology.
The 2018 Euro NCAP testing regime was the toughest ever, with new and more demanding challenges on safety technology, including cyclist detection with auto-brake and emergency lane keeping systems.
The Volvo S60 and V60 are among the safest cars tested under the new regime.
“This result proves that Volvo Cars continues to be an industry leader in safety – constantly pushing the envelope in advancing new technology,” says Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “No matter which Volvo you choose, you can always be sure that you and your loved ones travel in one of the safest cars on the market.”
Above: Malin Ekholm, vice president, Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
The S60 and V60 share Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform and safety technology with their larger sibling XC60 SUV and the top-of-the-line 90-series cars.
Volvo Cars’ active safety package City Safety with Autobrake technology comes as standard on all Volvos. As a world-first on the S60 and V60, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions. City Safety is still the only safety system on the market to help recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.
The new V60 highlights Volvo Cars’ pedigree in family wagons, catering to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life. The new S60 is the latest generation of the company’s sports sedan.
The Volvo S60 arrives in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019