Published on November 11th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Volvo’s 2017 XC60 gets 5-star rating in Euro NCAP tests
Why are we not surprised? Well known for taking safety a the first priority in all their vehicles, Volvo’s all new XC60 has just been awarded a 5-star safety rating in the Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme) crash tests.
This smaller SUV even outdid its larger sibling, the XC90, in the two-tier testing system that scores cars in their standard and full safety kit-equipped specifications.
The XC60 scored 98% for adult occupant protection, 87% for child occupant protection, 76% for pedestrian safety and 95% for safety assistance systems. These results are the highest since the XC90 scored 97%, 87%, 72% and 100%, respectively, in the 2015 Euro NCAP tests.
According to Thatcham’s (a member of the Euro NCAP since 2004) research director, Matthew Avery, it’s the XC60’s reduced weight and advanced assistance technologies that have trickled down from the XC90 that helped the SUV achieve this high score.