Volvo has become the first car manufacturer to score a full six points in Euro NCAP’s autonomous emergency braking for pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure with the S90 saloon (recently released in South Africa) and V90 estate.
Both these cars cars achieved an overall five-star rating, scoring higher than any model tested last year. Now, the Euro NCAP’s top-three best-ever-performing cars are all Volvos. The Volvo XC90 completes the trio. Last year the XC90 was the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in the Euro NCAP autonomous emergency braking rear-end tests.
The S90 and V90 both scored 95% for adult occupant protection, 80% for child occupant protection, 76% for pedestrian protection and 93% in the safety assist category.
The XC90 scored 97% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection, 72% or pedestrian protection and 100% in the safety assist category.
Malin Ekholm, Director of the Volvo Car Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Group, said, “We work hard to ensure that our cars fulfil all safety requirements and pass all testing procedures that the ratings agencies develop. Our main focus is, and always has been, real-life safety.”
Volvo Cars holds the vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020. In South Africa, Volvo’s full arsenal of safety equipment is available. Locally the new Volvo S90, like the XC90, is fitted as standard with Volvo’s complete City Safety and IntelliSafe offerings. The Volvo V90 is not available in South Africa.