Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating

  • Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating

Volvo XC60 gets five-star ANCAP rating

It is reported that at this time testing such models as Opel Crossland X, Arona Seat, Volkswagen T-Roc, Volkswagen Polo, Volvo XC60, Citroen C3 and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The XC60's performance, declared Euro NCAP, makes the small Volvo SUV safer even than its larger sibling, the XC90 - the previous safest vehicle money could buy.

Tallying 37.25 out of 38 overall points in the "Adult Occupant Protection" category, the Swedish model achieved flawless scores in the side impact at 50km/h (eight out of eight) and oblique pole at 32km/h (eight out of eight) crash tests, as well as for its city autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system (three out of three).

Crash testing organisation Euro NCAP has released its most recent batch of results - and it's good news for vehicle buyers.

The Volvo's rating was helped with by a number of driver-assistance features that give the auto the performance of a larger model. The SEAT Arona, a partner of the Ibiza, shares that car's impressive safety specification and is also rewarded with a five-star rating.

Euro NCAP Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40 percent of the width of the auto striking a deformable barrier.

'Next year will see new tests and even tougher requirements for five stars.

The inclusion of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-keeping assist and speed-assist as standard equipment helped the auto achieve its five-star rating. "We expect Renault, whose Clio leads European sales in this segment, to follow suit in due course". The VW T-Roc, Škoda Karoq and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross all score highly, with robust performance in all areas of assessment. Both models can also be specified with AEB as an optional extra.