The 2018 Volvo XC60 has just been crowned the best performing large off-roader and best overall performer of 2017 in the prestigious Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class safety awards.
The XC60 scored a near-perfect 98 percent in the adult occupant category, 87 percent in child occupant safety, 76 percent in pedestrian safety while securing the top spot in the Safety Assist category with a score of 95 percent, 20 percentage points higher than its closest competitor.
Malin Ekholm, Vice President, Volvo Cars Safety Centre added, “The new XC60 is one of the safest Volvo cars ever made. It is fully loaded with new technology designed to assist drivers, to help protect vehicle occupants and other road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, plus mitigate collision risks. We are proud that our ongoing commitment to innovating new safety features has been recognised with another Euro NCAP Best in Class award for Volvo Cars.”
The XC60 also joins the S90 and V90 in making history for Volvo Cars as the first manufacturer to hold all top three car rankings in Euro NCAP’s Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) tests – AEB City, AEB Inter-Urban and AEB Pedestrian. The three Volvo cars are the only vehicles to have achieved perfect scores in all three AEB categories.
Other active safety systems fitted as standard to the XC60 include Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and speed assistance.
The Euro NCAP rating applies to all Volvo XC60 2.0-litre petrol and diesel models – namely the D4 (AWD), D5 (AWD), T5 (2WD), T5 (AWD) and T6 (AWD) variants. Euro NCAP has yet to release a rating for the XC60 T8 plug-in hybrid model.
Likewise, the S90 and V90 also scored highly at the Euro NCAP 2017 Best in Class awards, achieving 95 percent in the Adult Occupant category and 93 percent in the Safety Assist category.