Toronto, Canada (March 19, 2003) - On Tuesday, March 18th, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of their low speed bumper ratings. The XC90 was tested in a low speed crash and rated 'Poor'. The IIHS is citing high repair costs as an issue for the XC90 in this type of crash.
Key Messages for Volvo retailers, customer service and staff:
Each manufacturer must make their own decisions regarding the priorities of their bumper design. There are many factors involved in a crash including timing, positioning, materials and energy absorption. Since each manufacturer works independently and according to their own objectives, no two systems are identical and thus it is expected that they will behave differently in every crash test situation.
Volvo believes that safety extends beyond bumper standards. Among many other awards, the XC90 is the winner of the CAA's Pyramid Award for Safety, recognizing outstanding achievement in safety technology on the XC90.
The XC90 features:
The XC90 is designed to meet premium customer expectations, internal standards and government regulations in the areas of safety, quality, environment, size and styling.
Nearly 30 years of worldwide traffic research by Volvo that reflects approximately 30,000 accidents have helped Volvo determine how best to optimize occupant safety. Unsolicited letters from people who became members of the Volvo Saved My Life Club confirm the real world behaviour of our products.
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