Volvo V60 NCAP Crash Test
Volvo V60 NCAP Crash Test

The Volvo V60 has been awarded an overall crash test rating of five stars, with a 100% score for Safety Assist by EURO NCAP.

The result was announced after the European New Car Assessment Programme's latest round of crash tests, which aim to provide buyers with an independent assessment of a vehicle's crash safety performance.

Standard fit safety systems on the Volvo V60 and S60 saloon models include dual stage driver and passenger airbags, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DTSC), Inflatable Curtain (IC), Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) and AMS brakes with Emergency Brake Assist. The City Safety feature is also standard fit, which is a technology which can reduce or entirely avoid a rear end collision up to 19mph, by applying the brakes automatically, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop when the driver hasn't reacted to a potential collision in front of the car.

The Volvo V60 Full Euro NCAP Crash Test Results
Overall Score: 5 Star
Adult Occupant Protection: 94%
Child Occupant Protection: 82%
Pedestrian Protection: 64%
Safety Assist rating: 100%

Peter Rask, Regional President of Volvo Car UK, said: "This latest round of crash test results is great news for Volvo and demonstrates our continued commitment to optimising the safety of our cars."

"Ultimately, Volvo's are designed around the people who drive or ride in them which is why we do everything we can in our research, development and testing to ensure that people are as well protected as possible when travelling in our cars. This is the latest step in our Vision 2020 which looks towards a future when nobody will be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by 2020."

The Volvo V60 and S60, launched in 2010, offer high levels of driving dynamics, alongside class-leading safety and low emissions. R-DESIGN styling and improved dynamics can be specified on all models, whilst DRIVe models offer fuel efficiency figures of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km for the Volvo S60 and 119g/km for the V60.

Published : 26/05/11 Author : Staff

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