Volvo’s groundbreaking XC90 sport utility vehicle has received further recognition for its role in rede-fining the SUV segment – this time in the familiar Volvo territory of safety – receiving the 2015 Best in Class award for both Large Off-Road and Overall Performance categories.
The Volvo XC90 achieved overall top performance in the 2015 Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Pro-gram) ratings, scoring 100 percent in the Safety Assist category, and an outstanding 97 percent in adult occupant protection, reflecting 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. The XC90 embodies every-thing 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,” said Jan Ivarsson, acting director, Volvo Cars Safety Center.
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, includ-ing the 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.
Sales of the XC90, which continue to outpace production capacity, have had a seismic effect on the Swedish premium carmaker’s transformation journey. Sales in 2015 reached an all-time high, with over 503,000 cars sold. In the Philippines, the Volvo XC90 is now available at all dealerships nation-wide.