Volvo XC60 is Euro-NCAP's safest car of 2017

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All-new Volvo XC60 gets near perfect scores in Euro-NCAP safety tests

The brand known the world over for building safe automobiles was recently recognized by the Euro-NCAP for making one of the safest crossovers on the road today. Scoring high marks in almost every category is the all-new Volvo XC60.

According to the Euro-NCAP, the XC60 was able to score a near perfect 98-percent on the Adult Occupant safety category. It also scored a high 87-percent and 76-percent on Child Occupant and Pedestrain safety categories accordingly.

But perhaps one of its greatest achievements is that it scored a 95-percent rating on the Safety Assist category thanks to its array of smart active safety features. These include seatbelt reminders for the front and rear seats, a speed assistance system which can recognize a road's speed limit should the driver set it and lane departure warning with lane keep assist that alerts the driver should the car be drifting off its lane.

It even comes with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) which can automatically apply the brakes to avoid possible collisions. In fact, Euro-NCAP stated that the XC60 was able to avoid all AEB tests (city, urban and pedestrian).

“Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. The achievements of the XC60 are examples of our commitment to developing the latest safety and support systems as we strive towards that vision,” said Malin Ekhom, vice president at Volvo Cars Safety Center.

The XC60 joins the ranks of the V90 and S90 which also secured top safety marks from Euro-NCAP. Both models achieved a 95- and 93-percent safety rating in the Adult Occupant and Safety Assist categories respectively.

Back in September, the all-new Volvo XC60 was previewed in the Philippines and is set to officially arrive soon.

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