New Volvo S90 And V90 Get Top Safety Ratings From Euro NCAP

Whereas the 2017 Ford Mustang failed to achieve a satisfactory rating in Euro NCAP’s safety tests, Volvo’s all-new S90 sedan and V90 wagon find themselves at the opposite end, with a 5 star rating.

Following in the footsteps of the XC90, which was the first vehicle from any automaker to score full points in the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) Car to Car rear-end tests, the sedan and estate have become the first to score a full six points in AEB for Pedestrians.

Their success is due to the advanced City Safety system, which is offered at no extra cars on all Volvos, and works by identifying potential hazards on the road ahead, such as pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, under certain situations.

The technology, which works both day and night, can avoid a possible fatal collision and was tested by Euro NCAP under three scenarios. The first two saw adults running into the road from both sides of the car, while the last one involved a child running from between two parked cars, from the passenger side, into the road.

Safety has always been our key priority at Volvo Cars. The S90 and V90 5-star ratings and maximum points in the AEB testing procedures underscores our ongoing commitment to delivering a safe, enjoyable, and confident driving experience in our cars“, said the Director of the Volvo Car Safety Center, Malin Ekholm.

By achieving top grades for the new S90 and V90, during the latest Euro NCAP’s testing session, the automaker says it’s on track to offer “deathproof” cars by the year 2020.



  • Kaido Alex

    Volvo, always the leader in safety!

    • Kagan

      No, Mercedes is the leader and started it all, Volvo was late up to game not before the 90:s. The new E-class has better passanger safety according to E-Ncap.

      • In real life it’s different. Talking from own experience as well. Merc is definitely top class in safety, but Volvo crash test facility is operational since over 17 years now and does stuff that NCAP wouldn’t. Volvo makes safe cars, other brands make cars to get 5 stars at NCAP, that’s a big difference.

        • Kagan

          If you read again you see I said 90:s and probably millenuim-shift and you talk about 17 years!

          • D3X

            I don’t understand how 90s safety is relevant or any historical milestones. Sure it brings some credibility, but that’s it.

            To be a leader in safety today and future, you need to adopt and invent the latest safety technologies, 90s safety wouldn’t score any points in current tests. Subaru and KIA weren’t leaders in safety back in the 90s but they are relevant now.

          • Kagan

            Today’s safety philosophy is based way back in time developed by Mercedes, but that wasn’t the point. Read it from the beginning and you will understand.

          • D3X

            I think you’re losing a bit of this “Leader” concept here. It’s based on a an old racing concept. It’s not who’s out in front or out the gate first, but more like a classification of a group of contenders in the lead pack of contenders, -and they are historically consistent. It’s “plural”.

            So sure, Mercedes is also a leader in safety, nobody is arguing that. To say Volvo isn’t is a bit of a stretch, and Volvo in recent years have taken a bit of a “lead”.

          • Kagan

            always leader means always leader for me atleast or does it mean something else for google generation!

      • Marty

        Mercedes is also good at safety, but to say that Volvo was late up to the game is just strange. For example, Volvo invented the seat belt in 1959 and have been actively working with safety for decades. If you look at real numbers based on real accidents, they have been one of the safest cars since at least the 200 model. Based on that data the Volvo 200 (75-93) is actually a safer car than Mercedes 200/300 (86-95).

        • Kagan

          You are way wrong and has been fooled by Volvos commercials. Yes they were one of the first to implement 3 pointed safety belt even if it wasn’t their idea. To compare volvo 240 with W124 is reel strange it is like they are not from the same planet.

          • Marty

            Don’t say I’m wrong – prove me wrong. And even more important: prove that your original statement is correct. Using facts.

            The safety belt is US patent US 3043625 A, by Ivar Bohlin Nils, Volvo AB.
            I compared the 240 with the W124 using the only measurement I could find: damage caused to actual humans in actual accidents. Studied and published by Sweden’s largest insurance company every for 35 years.

          • Kagan

            Roger W. Griswold och Hugh De Haven 1951 3 pointed belt patent. In sweden it was Vattenfall who developed and researched it and then intorduced it to Volvo. Volvo don’t hold the patent only a patent for a way to use it.
            Sweden a small country with big domination of volvos and the rest is amall cars. Some statistics which you don’t refer to and have no insigth into and different generations of cars has no value what so ever.
            Are you swede and or payed by volvo? Volvo has been very good in cheating about security for decades. Today they are ok but so are most of the others to.

      • kello3000

        Can confirm. Mercedes used to be the leader in safety but Volvo decided make safety what their brand stood for.

        There’s the power of branding to you…

        • Kagan

          Not to me because I never bought it but to you the rest…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    That’s great. Can you give us news now?

  • Kash

    What’s next? The sky’s blue? It’s a Volvo, of course it aces safety tests.

  • Safety Matters

    Impressive indeed. Congratulations Volvo. (Ford Mustang for EU, take heed.)

  • no25

    Don’t know why but the smashed front end looks like a Kia to me…

  • benT

    I’ll have those cars pictured – for spare parts!!

  • Miknik

    The car involved in the side crash test looks like “2 new doors and good to go”…..

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