Solidifying its place atop the luxury market, the Volvo C30, S60, S80, XC60 and XC90 were all named 2012 Top Safety Pick winners by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Unsurpassed by any luxury brand with five Top Safety Pick awards, Volvo outdistanced Audi, Acura, Infiniti, BMW and Lexus.
“Safety has been a hallmark of Volvo since we were founded in 1927,” said John Maloney, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America in a press release. “Our employees around the world take great pride in making, selling and servicing our cars. Still, it’s very humbling to be recognized in such a manner.”
The awards are based on safety evaluations conducted by IIHS in the areas of front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. These four categories are the most common types of crashes that occur.
All five Volvo models earned ratings of “Good” across the board in front offset, side impact, roof strength and rear crash protection. In addition, all five models are previous Top Safety Pick winners and offer electronic stability control as a standard feature.
The Volvo C30 was awarded the Top Safety Pick honor in the midsize moderately priced cars division while the S60 was honored among midsize luxury/near luxury cars. The S80 earned distinction in the large luxury cars category while the XC60 and XC90 were top picks in the midsize luxury SUV list.
Backed by a history of unmatched safety innovations, Volvo continues to set the industry standard for protecting passengers in the event of a crash. It’s this overall commitment to safety that puts Volvo in a class all by itself.