Volvo Car Group is proud to announce that its S60 and XC60 models has achieved the highest possible ‘Superior’ rating in a new U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) test programme that assess the performance of front crash prevention systems. 74 other vehicles is said to have been subjected to the new tests but the Volvos are the only cars to have a low-speed crash prevention system as standard equipment.

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“We welcome that the major rating institutes now begin to integrate collision avoiding technologies in their test programmes. This gives consumers a better insight into the advantages of auto brake systems. It will also drive implementation of these technologies through the vehicle fleet,” said Volvo Car Group Senior Safety Advisor Thomas Broberg.

The new tests, which will be incorporated into the institute’s 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating, includes addressing two front-to-rear crashes, one at 20 km/h and the other at 40 km/h. Additional points is given to vehicles with Forward Collision Warning.

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“The IIHS test focuses on two situations, both with the car approaching a stationary vehicle mock-up. However, it should be emphasised that Volvo Cars’ systems cover a much broader scope of real-life scenarios, including vehicles moving in the same direction, pedestrians and cyclists,” Broberg added.

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“Over the years, the risk of being injured in a Volvo has been reduced continuously and substantially. By introducing new preventive and protective systems, we keep moving towards our aim that by 2020 no one should be injured or killed in a new Volvo. Our long-term vision is that cars should not crash,” he ended.



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