Sunday, August 30, 2020

11 Volvo Cars Receive NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating for 2021 || Monchster Chronicles

Volvo XC-90

Eleven Volvo car models have earned five stars, the highest possible safety rating, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program for 2021.

Volvo has a long history as a leader in passenger vehicle safety innovation. In 1959 the company introduced the three-point safety belt, one of the most important pieces of safety equipment ever invented. Since then Volvo has introduced many more world firsts in safety, including the Rearward-facing child seat (1972), Side Impact Protection System (1991), Whiplash Protection System (1998) the Inflatable Curtain (1998), Roll Stability Control (2002), Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake (2010), Run-off Road Protection (2014) and more. It is estimated these innovations have saved more than one million lives.

The following Volvo models received 5-Star ratings:
2021 Volvo S60 T5
2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
2021 Volvo V60 T5
2021 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country
2021 Volvo XC40 T4
2021 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD
2021 Volvo XC60 T5 / T5 AWD
2021 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
2021 Volvo XC90 T5 / T5 AWD
2021 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD
2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 eAWD

Volvo XC-40

Models the NHTSA has not tested are the 2021 S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country, T8 Recharge plug-in hybrid variants of the S60, V60 and XC60, and the XC40 P8 Recharge pure electric SUV.
“Volvo has always been and always will be about people, which means safety is our number one priority,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “These NHTSA 5-Star ratings confirm Volvo Cars’ continued commitment to protecting what’s important to our customers.”

Volvo XC-60

Consumers can learn more about all the safety features and technologies in Volvo cars by visiting

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