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Volvo aiming for fatality-free cars by 2020

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Volvo has hailed the safety rating on its new XC90 model, suggesting that its cars could be so safe that nobody will by killed on the road by 2020.

The SUV has received the 2015 Euro NCAP Best in Class award for both Large Off-Road and Overall Performance categories, scoring 100 per cent in the Safety Assist category, and 97 per cent in adult occupant protection.  Volvo says this reflects “the innovative approach that Volvo Cars continues to take when developing new safety systems”.

“We are always happy to receive further recognition for the work we do,” said Jan Ivarsson, Acting Director, Volvo Cars Safety Centre.  “The XC90 embodies everything that Volvo Cars stands for, and this is further proof of our continuing leadership in the field of both active and passive safety systems.  Our vision is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.  With the latest safety and semi-autonomous drive functionalities in the XC90, we are well on our way to fulfilling that vision,”

Volvo adds that the Euro NCAP announcement, which celebrates the “outstanding performance” of the XC90 comes hot on the heels of a host of prestigious awards the new SUV has collected in recent months, including the What Car? Safety Award, Motor Trend Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year and the Auto Express Car of the Year “to name but a few.”


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