Volvo Cars has cemented its position amongst the leaders of automotive safety innovation with its new S90 sedan and V90 wagon by being the first car maker to score a full six points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking for Pedestrians (AEB Pedestrian) test procedure and an overall five-star rating for both cars.
The S90 and V90 results surpass the best overall score of any model tested last year and now make Euro NCAP’s top-3 best performing cars ever all Volvos.
“The result follows in the footsteps of the XC90, which was the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in the Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City and AEB Interurban),” the company commented.
It further boasted that the S90 and V90 performed “as expected” in the 2017 testing cycle, achieving a full 5 stars, thanks in large part to the high level of standard safety equipment in the new cars.
“We work hard to ensure that our cars fulfil all safety requirements and pass all testing procedures that the ratings agencies develop.
“Our main focus is, and always has been, real-life safety.
“Autonomous Emergency Braking systems, such as our City Safety offer, also represent a clear step forwards on our journey toward fully autonomous cars, which we see as a key element to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries,” said Malin Ekholm, director of the Volvo Car Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Group.
Volvo Cars has a long held vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by the year 2020.
The S90 and V90 are further proof of Volvo’s continuing investment in and commitment to automotive safety leadership.