Volvo tops ENCAP

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Volvo’s XC60 has been crowned the car with the best over­all per­for­mance of 2017 in the pres­ti­gious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards. The XC60 scored a nearper­fect 98 per­cent in the Adult Oc­cu­pant cat­e­gory and in its Large Off-road class, showed a clear ad­van­tage in Safety As­sist with a score of 95 per­cent – 20 per­cent­age points higher than the near­est Large Off-road com­peti­tor. “The new XC60 is one of the safest Volvo cars ever made,” said Malin Ekholm, Vice Pres­i­dent, Volvo Cars Safety Cen­tre. “It is fully loaded with new technology de­signed to as­sist driv­ers, to help pro­tect ve­hi­cle oc­cu­pants and other road users, such as pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists, plus 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 for Volvo Cars.” 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 In­ter-ur­ban 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 per­cent in the Adult Oc­cu­pant cat­e­gory and 93 per­cent in the Safety As­sist cat­e­gory.

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