Five-star safety for Volvo’s new XC60

Recently released new Volvo gets full marks

You probably won’t be at all shocked to hear that the new Volvo XC60 has qualified for a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The testing authority has this evening confirmed that the new-generation Volvo SUV will boast the maximum safety score after achieving class-leading scores in two key areas of assessment.

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ANCAP CEO James Goodwin tells us the new XC60 scored 98% for Adult Occupant Protection and 95% for Safety Assist.

“The XC60 passed the assessment achieving not only 5 stars, but taking out the highest scores to date in the areas of Adult Occupant Protection and Safety Assist,”

“High levels of protection were recorded for occupants in all four crash tests, with only the chest of the rear passenger in the full width test and the lower legs of the driver in the frontal offset test seeing points deducted. “

“All body regions received full scores in the side impact and pole tests.

“This model is fitted as standard with an autonomous emergency braking system which operates at high and low speeds and can detect pedestrians.

“Performance testing of this system earned the vehicle full points.

“It also has an intelligent speed assistance system which uses a camera to recognise and inform the driver of the local speed limit.”

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