Volvo cars have proven their safetyAugust 19, 2020
At once, 11 Volvo models received five stars in tests – the highest safety rating – as part of the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle assessment program.
The 5-star safety assessment program analyzes how vehicles perform in crash tests. NHTSA conducts frontal, lateral, and rollover tests because these are the types of accidents that are common on American roads.
Volvo has a long history of developing and innovating in passenger car safety. In 1959, the company introduced the three-point harness, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment ever invented. Since then, Volvo has introduced many more global safety innovations, including a rear-facing child seat (1972), side impact protection (1991), whiplash protection (1998), curtain airbag (1998), roll control (2002), Pedestrian Detection with Automatic Braking (2010), and more. It is estimated that these innovations have saved over a million lives.
The highest NHTSA score was given to such models and modifications as Volvo S60 T5, Volvo S60 T6 AWD, Volvo V60 T5, Volvo XC40 T5 AWD, Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country, Volvo XC40 T4, Volvo XC60 T5 / T5 AWD, Volvo XC60 T6 AWD , Volvo XC90 T5 / T5 AWD, Volvo XC90 T6 AWD and Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD.
“Volvo has always been and will always care about people, which means safety is our number one priority,” said Anders Gustafsson, senior vice president of the American office of the brand. “These 5-star NHTSA ratings confirm Volvo Cars’ continued commitment to protecting what matters to our customers.”
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