9:00 PM | May 21 2021
Volvo Cars sets new Top Safety Pick Plus benchmark
Swedish car maker is the only brand to achieve the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest safety award across its entire vehicle range.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), becoming the first fully electric small SUV to earn the award.
Volvo Cars is now the only brand to achieve TSP+ across its entire product range.
The Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric adds to the record set in March for the most TSP+ awards earned in a single year by any car maker since TSP+ honors began in 2013.
IIHS awards TSP+ status to vehicles that provide the highest level of safety. Volvo Cars received nine TSP+ awards in February, five in March and now one in April, totalling 15 awards for 2021.
The focus Volvo Cars puts on safety systems as standard, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, combined with advanced pedestrian and cyclist collision prevention, sets the company apart.
“Regardless of body style, engine or trim, every Volvo offers innovative protection in a crash,” said Anders Gustafsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “We are proud that IIHS has recognised this by awarding a Top Safety Pick Plus to every vehicle we produce today. No other company has been awarded this honour across all car lines.”
The company’s vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo. Volvo has consistently innovated new safety features, including the introduction of a speed cap in new cars, run-off road protection, and a new suite of safety sensors debuting in the Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric.
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