If this isn’t a selling point we don’t know what it. The Volvo XC90 is officially the safest car on sale in the UK with no drivers or passengers killed in the mid-size luxury SUV since sales commenced 16 years ago.
According to independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the Volvo XC90, which from 2015 is in its second generation, is the safety vehicle it has ever tested, thanks in part to its automatic braking system, The Telegraph reports.
Since sales of the Swedish SUV commenced in 2002 in the UK, more than 50,000 units have been sold. Researchers assert that the XC90’s early adoption of hazard detection technology, including autonomous emergency braking, has helped it achieve a spotless safety record.
Autonomous Emergency Braking systems are now standard on many vehicles and Thatcham Research says that they are the most significant safety development since the seat belt.
It’s really no surprise that Volvo has taken the crown of producing the safest car in Britain as the automaker has long been associated with safety. As a matter of fact, Volvo made the audacious claim in 2008 that no one would be killed in any of its new vehicles after 2020. It has since recommitted to this goal on a number of occassions and appears to be edging towards making it a reality.