The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has scored the highest ever result for a hybrid car in the latest NCAP safety results.
The V60 Plug-in Hybrid scored 5-stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety results, which are broken down into the four tests - adult occupant rating of 93%, child occupant 83%; pedestrian 65% and safety assist 100%.
Which compares to the conventionally fuelled V60 which scored; - adult occupant rating of 94%, child occupant 82%; pedestrian 64% and safety assist 100%.
The safety assist result is exceptional with the V60 Plug-in Hybrid benefiting from Volvo’s active safety functions, such as City Safety, Collision Warning with full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection.
The initial production of 1000 cars was sold out before it hit the dealerships. Production will increase to 4,000-6,000 cars for model year 2014 - and next year's build slots are already filling up.Published 30 November 2012