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Standard Safety Features


Today, the Volvo model line comes with the following safety systems as standard equipment:

  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Four air bags -- two in front, one mounted on the door side of each front seat
  • Front seat belt pyrotechnic pretensioners
  • Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)
  • Three-point safety belts in all five seating positions (four for convertible/coupe)
  • Seat belt lockability for securing child restraint systems in every seat except driver's
  • Head restraints in all five seating positions (four for convertible/coupe)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Thoughtfully engineered and manufactured body structure which helps absorb impact energy
  • Anti-submarining seat design which helps hold passengers in position during accidents
  • Integrated child booster cushion in rear center arm rest (optional in wagons)
  • ISO-FIX child/baby seat attachment -- a system standard in the new V70, Cross Country, S40 and V40 that makes it easier to correctly install and remove child safety seats
  • Inflatable Side Curtains (IC) provide added protection against head injury (N/A in C70 Convertible)
  • Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) -- a seat design that helps to diffuse the energy of a rear impact collision
Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars's international car range. Described features might be optional. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.