The soon-to-be-launched-in-Malaysia Volvo XC60 has just been named as the car with the best overall performance at the 2017 Euro NCAP Best in Class safety awards.
It scored a near-perfect 98% in the Adult Occupant category and in its “Large Off-Road class”, led by a massive margin in Safety Assist with a score of 95% – 20 percentage higher than the nearest Large Off-Road competitor.
“The new XC60 is one of the safest Volvo cars ever made,” said Volvo Cars Safety Centre, Vice President, Malin Ekholm. “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.
The XC60 follows after the XC90 which was named the best performing large off-roader and the car with the best overall performance in 2015.
“Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car,” said Malin Ekholm.
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 Volvos are the only cars to have achieved perfect scores in all three AEB categories.
The S90 and V90 also bagged the Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class awards, achieving 95% in the Adult Occupant category and 93% in the Safety Assist category.
Aside from the prestigious Euro NCAP award, the XC60 had also been named as Japan’s 2017/18 Car of the Year.