Volvo's luxury SUV has secured a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP safety tests. It scored particularly highly for adult protection, with the XC90's standard autonomous emergency braking system that was tested was capable of bringing the car to a halt before a collision occured in all of its tests, there by earning maximum points.
"This is further proof that with Volvo XC90 we have developed one of the safest cars in the world. In fact we scored one hundred per cent in the Safety Assist category. From an industry perspective Volvo Cars remains the leader in car safety innovation and miles ahead of the competition with our standard safety offer," said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group. The XC90 also scored 100% for its safety assistance systems, which all feature as standard.
The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to include in their testing protocols, demonstrating once again how the Swedish carmaker continues to dominate and innovate in the field of car safety.
The Audi Q7, also scored a five-star rating and marginally beat the XC90's score for child protection. Other cars that recieveda full five-star rating were theRenault Kadjar,Ford Galaxyand S-Max,Volkswagen TouranandToyota Avensis.
In a statement, Euro NCAP said: "Good occupant protection is still the backbone of a top rating in Euro NCAP, but the availability and performance of avoidance and driver support systems, which will ultimately pave the way for highly automated vehicles, is becoming increasingly important."
Source : ETAuto
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