Volvo boosts XC90 safety credentials

Volvo boosts XC90 safety credentials

Volvo goes all-out for new seven-seat XC90 SUV.

Volvo boosts XC90 safety credentials
Volvo says the technologies will take the company a significant step closer to its vision that no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.

When the all-new Volvo XC90 hits the roads next year owners and passengers can rest assured Volvo has gone all-out when it comes to safety.

Set to be officially unveiled next month, Volvo continues to release information about their new luxury SUV and today that information related to safety features.

As part of the Swedish auto giant’s goal of ensuring no one will be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020, the XC90 will boast a comprehensive safety package.

Included will be two new standard safety features – a run-off road protection package called ‘Safe Positioning’ and an autobrake at intersection system.

Should the vehicle leave the roadway, the Safe Positioning system in the XC90 will detect what’s happening and the front safety belts will tighten to keep the occupants in position. Volvo say this will help prevent spinal injuries.

While the automatic braking system kicks in if the driver turns in front of an oncoming car in an intersection.

Prof. Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist Safety at Volvo Cars Safety Centre, says the technologies being applied to the new XC90 are exciting.

“Our starting point on safety is the same today as it was 87 years ago: real-life situations,

“We study data. We crunch numbers. We innovate. The result is one of the safest cars ever made.”

Joel Helmes