Volvo S60 and V60 get five star safety ratings in Europe and the United States

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION - Volvo Car Corporation's safety leadership is once again confirmed by full star results on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Volvo V60 received five stars and is named best car in the Large Family category in the 2011 Euro-NCAP rating.

In the United States, the Volvo S60 achieved an overall five star NHTSA crash test rating.

"It is very good news that our aim to offer customers the safest cars on the market is confirmed by several independent evaluations on different continents. However, this is just part of the complete picture of a car model's real life safety performance and the effort we dedicate to offering customers world-leading safety," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Corporation.

In addition to being the top achiever in the Euro-NCAP Large Car Family category, the Volvo V60 was also rewarded for the low-speed collision avoidance system City Safety.

Outstanding European car in the United States

In the United States, the S60 was rewarded with an overall five stars in the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 5-Star Safety Ratings, also known as US-NCAP (New Car Assessment Program). The S60 was the only car that got five stars in each of the three crash tests (frontal, side pole and side barrier) - and it also received a five-star rollover rating. 

The S60 is currently the only European luxury car in the U.S. that has these top NHTSA ratings, an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick, and is available with all of the active safety technologies recommended by NHTSA.

More groundbreaking news in Geneva

"Volvo is leading the development of spearhead technology that helps the driver avoid collisions. All features are designed around the driver, helping him or her to stay alert and well informed to avoid collisions and dangerous situations," says Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO at Volvo Car Corporation. He concludes: "At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, we will confirm this leadership by revealing new groundbreaking safety technologies."