2016 Volvo XC90 gets top marks in latest Euro NCAP testing

2016 Volvo XC90 gets top marks in latest Euro NCAP testing image

Text: / Photos: Volvo | posted September 11, 2015 18:44

All-new XC90 scores one hundred % in Safety Assist systems

In recent tests done by the Euro NCAP (New Car Assesment Program), the XC90 with standard City Safety technology scored top marks for crash performance and crash avoidance. The 2016 XC90 stood out as the first car to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban).

“This is further proof that with Volvo XC90 we have developed one of the safest cars in the world. In fact, we scored one hundred percent in the Safety Assist category. From an industry perspective Volvo Cars remains the leader in car safety innovation and miles ahead of the competition with our standard safety offer,” said Dr. Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development at Volvo Car Group.

For th first time in Euro NCAP's history, a car scored one hundred per cent in the Safety Assist category. The 2016 XC90 is also the first model to achieve maximum score in the two Autonomous Emergency Braking tests AEB City & AEB Interurban. The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to include in their testing methods.

2016 Volvo XC90 rear

“We are the first car manufacturer to surpass the criteria that Euro NCAP has applied to the AEB Interurban and City testing procedures. City Safety is one of the most advanced standard crash prevention offers you can find in a modern car. It addresses vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in certain situations, day and night,” said Martin Magnusson, Principal Engineer at Volvo Car Group.

Volvo Cars’ Vision 2020 aims to deliver cars in which no one is seriously injured or killed by the year 2020. The XC90’s five star results in Euro NCAP’s testing shows the company's commitment in making safer cars for safer roads.

The second generation Volvo XC90 will be arriving in the Philippine market soon.