The new Volvo XC60 is being launched with City Safety - Volvo Cars' in-house developed unique technology for avoiding low-speed collisions in city traffic and tailbacks. City Safety in combination with the recently introduced Collision Warning with Auto Brake means that Volvo Cars can now offer functions for auto-braking at all speeds.
"The Volvo XC60 is the safest Volvo ever. It brings together all the safety knowledge we have built up over more than 80 years. In fact, the XC60 is perhaps even the safest car in all categories," says Volvo Cars President and CEO Fredrik Arp.
Launch - The new Volvo XC60 is the first vehicle in a new generation of the contemporary cross-over concept. It is a combination of a traditional city vehicle and an XC vehicle aimed for young, professional urban people with an active life. Volvo XC60 is a sporty and dynamic car with tasteful exterior and interior design and versatile functionality.
In a Volvo, safety is an integrated solution. It is the interplay between its design and various safety technologies that determines how safe a car is, not the amount of individual components and features. The aim is to design a car that is safe in a global and holistic perspective, with different size of occupants and in different traffic environments. This holistic view is, and always has been, ...
Volvo Cars' new City Safety system which helps avoid or reduce the severity of low-speed collisions has won the Technology category at the Fleet World Honours1 Awards 2008 in London on 13 May, its first UK award. City Safety is a world-first standard feature in the new Volvo XC60.
At the Volvo Car Corporation, the vision is to design cars that should not crash. In the shorter perspective the aim is that by 2020 no-one should be killed or injured in a Volvo."We don't accept that people lose their lives in airplane accidents, so why should we regard car accidents as inevitable?" says Jan Ivarsson, head of Safety Strategy at the Volvo Car Corporation.
Volvo Cars has attracted considerable attention with its new safety function in which the car brakes automatically - Volvo City Safety. "City Safety is of considerable interest to insurance institutes, and insurance companies on many markets are cutting premiums by up to 30 percent for anyone who insures a Volvo XC60," relates Anders Eugensson, safety expert at Volvo Cars Governmental Affairs.
Volvo Cars has been honoured with the prestigious Paul Pietsch Award 2009, given by the reputed German automobile journal "auto motor and sport", for its innovative safety system, City Safety. Volvo City Safety is a new driver assistant system which can prevent rear-end collisions typical of low speeds or at least reduce significantly the damage caused by the accident. City Safety is standard in V...