December 21, 2012

Volvo S60 chosen as IIHS 'Top Safety Pick +'

The Volvo S60 sport sedan can add another award to its list of accolades after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced the winners of their new Top Safety Pick+ awards. The new S60 has been a Top Safety Pick since its re-introduction into the Canadian
market for the 2011 model year.

In order to recognise 2013 models with superior crash protection, IIHS has created the Top Safety Pick+ award, the + indicating good or acceptable performance in the new small overlap collision test. The S60 was one of just three out of 11 midsize luxury cars evaluated in the inaugural round of small overlap tests to earn good or acceptable ratings.

Top Safety Pick+ winners must earn good ratings for occupant protection in at least 4 of 5 evaluations, with no less than acceptable in the fifth test. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash, small overlap frontal crash, side impact and rollover, plus evaluations of seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

"Over the course of the company's prestigious history, safety innovation has always been paramount for Volvo," said Marc Engelen, President and CEO of Volvo Cars of Canada. "The comfort and wellbeing of our vehicles' occupants is of the utmost importance to us and something we work very hard to achieve so we are honoured that the S60 earned this new award from the IIHS."


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