Volvo S60 and XC60 gets 'Superior' ratings in new IIHS test programme

U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has introduced a new test programme that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems of the vehicles. Volvo again shows its capability of making the World's safest cars. Both the Volvo S60 and XC60 get the highest possible rating 'Superior' - and Volvo Cars' City Safety is the only standard fitments low-speed crash prevention system in the test, which included 74 vehicles.

Volvo S60

The IIHS' new crash prevention evaluation will be incorporated into the institute 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating. It includes two tests addressing front-to-rear crashes, one at 20km/h and the other at 40km/h. An additional point is given to vehicles with Forward Collision Warning. The Volvo S60 and XC60 equipped with City Safety and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection are among seven models that get a ‘Superior’ rating in the new test.

Volvo XC60

The low-speed City Safety system is standard in all new Volvo models on all markets. Most Volvo models are also available with state-of-the-art technologies that detect, warn and brake automatically for rear end of vehicles as well as moving pedestrians and cyclists in higher speeds. 

Source : CarDekho - Volvo S60 - Volvo S60 and XC60 gets 'Superior' ratings in new IIHS test programme