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Volvo XC90 sets new standards with Top Safety Pick

All-new Volvo XC90 sets new standards with Top Safety Pick + rating from IIHS

Volvo Cars all-new XC90 has been awarded the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Volvo’s XC90 received a full score in all tests (crashworthiness and front crash prevention), excelling in both preventive and protective safety performance. Recently, the Swedish SUV also scored top marks in the Euro NCAP testing – further proof that the XC90 is one of the safest cars on the road today.

“The independent testing result from IIHS once again highlights the exceptional nature of the work we do at Volvo Cars in taking vehicle safety to a new level. Our combination of an ultra-high-strength steel safety cage with a patented front structure, advanced restraints and our standard auto braking system, City Safety, combine to deliver unparalleled performance,” said Cecilia Larsson, Director of Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Gothenburg.

Safety as standard

The IIHS crashworthiness category includes tests covering small overlap, moderate overlap, side, roof strength, head restraints and seats. Volvo achieved top scores in all of these tests and was deemed superior in front crash prevention thanks to the standard City Safety technology that is fitted in all new Volvo cars. The superior rating for front crash protection makes the Volvo XC90 one of the first cars with standard equipment to receive a 2015 Top Safety Pick+ award.

“Volvo Cars is committed to its vision: by 2020 no one will be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car. Our work with solving real-life, real-world safety challenges is central to who we are at Volvo Cars. Recent research has shown how effective our auto braking technology is. We have achieved top scores in all independent safety testing that have been carried out. There is no question that the XC90 has set a new standard in car safety,” said Cecilia Larsson.

Volvo Cars uses a wide range of data sources – both US, Swedish, and in-house – based on real life accidents and insurance claim statistics as the foundation for many of its safety innovations.

City Safety is the umbrella name for advanced collision avoidance functionality at the Swedish company. Using advanced RaCam, (Radar-Camera) technology positioned in the windscreen, City Safety delivers advanced vehicle-to-vehicle collision avoidance functionality and protects other vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists in a broad range of scenarios.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, non-profit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses – deaths, injuries and property damage – from crashes on the roads of the United States. To qualify for 2015 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must meet the TOP SAFETY PICK criteria, plus earn an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention.

All-New Volvo XC90 Awards

Since its launch in August 2014, the Volvo XC90 has been the recipient of many high profile awards, recognising its innovative approach to design, both interior and exterior and its ground-breaking approach to in-car control systems and connectivity features with its Sensus technology.

Award Awarded By Year Country

Most Innovative HMI System

Car HMI Concept & Systems

2015

Germany

Best Technological Car

Mas Que Coches, TELE 5

2015

Spain

Swiss Car of the Year – Runner up

Schweizer Illustrierte

2015

Switzerland

Automotive Launch of the Year

AUTO LIDER

2015

Poland

Interior Design of the Year

Automotive Interiors Expo

2015

Germany

Best Big SUV

Auto Motor & Sport reader poll

2015

Sweden

Best Innovation, Design, Quality and Operating Comfort

Plus X Award

2015

Germany

Most Innovative car of the year

Automotive Innovations 2015

2015

Germany

Best car of the year

Auto Swiat

2015

Poland

Big SUV of the year

AUTO LIDER

2015

Poland

Car Maker of the Year

TU Automotive

2015

USA

Best Luxury Midsize SUV

U.S. News & World Report

2015

USA

Yankee Cup Technology Award

New England Motor Press Association

2015

USA

Best SUV of the year

Motor-Presse Bohemia reader poll

2015

Czech Republic

Best 4×4

Diesel Car Magazine

2015

UK

Company Car of The Year – Large SUVs

Firmenauto/DEKRA

2015

Germany

Best of the Best Product Design Award

Red Dot Awards

2015

Germany

Connected Car of the Year

01net.com

2014

France

Overall Car of the Year and large SUV of the Year

Womenonwheels.co.za

2015

South Africa

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