XC60 gets 2017’s safest car award
Volvo Cars’ all-new XC60 has been crowned the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards.
The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98% in the adult occupant category and in the large off-road class showed a clear advantage in the safety assist category with a score of 95% - 20 percentage points higher than the nearest competitor.
“The new XC60 is one of the safest Volvo cars ever made,” says Malin Ekholm, vice-president, Volvo Cars Safety Centre. “It is loaded with new technology designed to assist drivers, to help protect vehicle occupants and other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists and to mitigate collision risks. We are proud that our ongoing commitment to innovating new safety features has been recognised with another Euro NCAP Best in Class award.”
The Euro NCAP award for the XC60 follows in the tracks of the Volvo XC90, which in 2015 was also named the best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance that year. The Volvo V40 is another previous Euro NCAP winner in the small family class.
“Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car,” says Ekholm. “The achievements of the XC60 are examples of our commitment to developing the latest safety and support systems as we strive towards that vision.”
The XC60 also joins the S90 and V90 in making history for Volvo Cars as the first manufacturer to hold all top three car rankings in Euro NCAP’s autonomous emergency braking (AEB) tests - AEB City, AEB InterUrban and AEB Pedestrian. The three Volvo cars are the only cars to have achieved perfect scores in all three AEB categories.
The S90 and V90 also scored highly at the Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class awards, achieving 95% in the adult occupant category and 93% in the safety assist category.
The new Volvo XC60 will make its debut in South Africa in the third quarter of 2018.
The new Volvo XC60 - Body structure
The new Volvo XC60