New Volvo S60 Scores 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating
Volvo S60 has reportedly scored five- star ratings in the Euro NCAP rating. Built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which is the same platform used by the larger XC60, as well as the XC90, the S60 sedan comes equipped with a host of safety features such as whiplash prevention, pedestrian warning, ABS, EBD, stability control, collision mitigation and many more.
Speaking about the achievement, Malin Ekholm, head of the Volvo Cars Safety Centre said, “This result proves that Volvo Cars continues to be an industry leader in safety, constantly pushing the envelope in advancing new technology. No matter which Volvo you choose, you can always be sure that you and your loved ones travel in one of the safest cars on the market.”
The detailed report on the Volvo S60 by Euro NCAP says-
In terms of Adult Occupancy,
The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. Volvo showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sitting in different positions. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the neck and chest was adequate for the rear passenger, and protection of other critical body areas was good. For the driver, protection was good for all critical body regions. In both the side barrier impact and the more severe side pole test, protection of critical parts of the body was good or adequate. Tests on the front seats and head restraints demonstrated good protection against whiplash injuries in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment of the rear seats also indicated good whiplash protection. The standard-fit autonomous emergency braking system performed well in tests of its functionality at the low speeds, typical of city driving, at which many whiplash injuries are caused.
In terms of Child Occupancy,
In the frontal offset and side barrier tests, protection of the 6 and 10 year dummies was good for all critical body areas and the car scored maximum points in the dynamic tests. The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. Clear information is provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag and the system was rewarded. All of the restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated in the car, except for those in the universal category in the rear centre seat.
In terms of Pedestrian Safety,
The S60 has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet to provide greater clearance to stiff structures in the engine compartment. Volvo showed that the system worked robustly for different pedestrian statures across a wide range of speeds. Accordingly, the car was tested with the bonnet in the raised position. The protection provided by the bonnet to the head of a struck pedestrian was good over nearly the entire bonnet surface, with some areas of poor protection only on the stiff windscreen pillars. The bumper provided good protection to pedestrians' legs at all test locations. Protection of the pelvis was mixed. The AEB system is able to detect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists. The system performed well in tests of these functionalities, with collisions avoided or their severity mitigated, even at night-time in the case of pedestrians.
In terms of Safety Assist,
The S60 has a seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats. The AEB system performed well in various tests of its functionality at highway speeds. A standard-fit lane-keep assist system helps to keep the car from drifting out of lane and can also intervene in more severe emergency situations. A camera-based speed assistance system informs the driver of the local speed limit, allowing the limiter to be set appropriately.
The Swedish automaker is likely to bring the S60 sedan in the Indian market sometime in 2019. The automaker currently sells the S60 Polestar in India at an introductory price of Rs 52.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It shares the underpinnings with the T6 variant of the mid- size luxury sedan but its 2.0- litre petrol engine produces 364 bhp of power and 467 Nm of torque. It competes with the likes of the Mercedes- AMG C 43 and the Audi S5 in the country. However, when launched, the S60 will have petrol and hybrid powertrain options and will rival the likes of the Audi A4, Mercedes- Benz C- class and BMW 3- series in the Indian market. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the Volvo S60 in India.
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