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All Volvo cars achieve IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a non-profit organisation that tests and evaluates vehicles through research has awarded Volvo Cars entire line-up its Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) award. The US-based institute is dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes. IIHS is achieving this through research, evaluation and education of consumers and policymakers.

IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

Volvo has achieved the Top Safety Pick Plus award on its entire product range. This makes Volvo the first carmaker to have been awarded the IIHS TSP+ award on the entire portfolio, across carlines. The achievement is due to Volvo’s focus on standard safety systems such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking as well as advanced pedestrian and cyclist collision prevention, setting them apart from other manufacturers. The manufacturer offers these innovative systems regardless of Bodystyle, engine or trim.

Volvo Cars received nine TSP+ awards in February, another five in March and one in April. This brings 15 awards in total in 2021. Volvo’s fully electric vehicle the XC40 Recharge also joins the TSP+ award family. The Volvo XC40 Recharge is the first fully electric SUV to achieve the TSP+ award. With the addition of the XC40 Recharge, Volvo has become the only carmaker to receive the most single year TSP+ awards, since 2013.

Volvo & Safety Go Hand-In-Hand

Swedish multinational carmaker, Volvo has always been synonymous with safety. The brand is also the pioneer of the three-point seat belt system which is now basic across the industry. Volvo also introduced the rearward-facing child seats and advanced safety technologies such as blind-spot monitoring among others. The brand also has one of the most advanced crash test facilities in the world which recently celebrated its 20 years of operation. This crash research facility is an integral part of designing and building Volvo cars and aims to minimise fatalities in crashes.

The company also introduced the new speed cap from the factory, run-off road protection, and a new suite of safety sensors on the XC40 Recharge to minimise road fatalities. Volvo is also working with rescue services providing them with testbeds, for crucial rescue data. Volvo cars are dropped from a height of 30 metres simulating an extreme car crash. Rescue workers then simulate the extrication process of the occupant(S) using special tools. This helps rescue workers develop special skills and collect life-saving data.

List of IIHS TSP+ Volvo Cars

  • Volvo S90
  • Volvo S90 Recharge
  • Volvo V90
  • Volvo V90 Cross Country
  • Volvo V60 Cross Country
  • Volvo S60
  • Volvo S60 Recharge
  • Volvo V60
  • Volvo V60 Recharge
  • Volvo XC40
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge
  • Volvo XC90
  • Volvo XC90 Recharge

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