Euro NCAP has crowned the Volvo XC60 as the Best Overall Performer (safest) of 2017 and the Best Performing Vehicle in the Large Off-Road category at the 2017 Euro NCAP Best In Class Safety Awards. Other cars to win awards in their respective categories are the VW Arteon, VW T-ROC, VW Polo, Opel Crossland X, Subaru XV and Impreza, which won the award in Executive, Small Off-Road, Supermini, Small MPV and Small Family Car categories respectively.
To clinch the Best Overall Performer title, the XC60 scored 98 per cent and 95 per cent (both highest) in the Adult Occupant and the Safety Assist categories respectively. Here’s the detailed list of the scores received by the XC60.
The high scores achieved by the XC60 are a result of Volvo’s strong architecture and an array of safety features that the Swedish manufacturer offers, including ABS, ESC, TC, six airbags, blind spot detection with cross traffic alert, lane keeping aid, dynamic LED headlights, all-round parking sensors, 360-degree camera and radar-guided cruise control.
The XC60 is the second car in Volvo’s lineup to win the Best Large Off-Road class award after the XC90, which won the award in 2015. Other than the XC60, the S90 and the V90 also scored pretty well in the Euro NCAP testing this year, scoring 95 per cent and 93 per cent in the Adult Occupants and Safety Assist categories respectively.
Volvo launched the new XC60 in India last month as a CBU offering, in just one variant. Called the Inscription, the fully loaded variant comes with features such as a 9-inch Sensus touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, electrically adjustable front seats with massage function, heated seats all around, 4-zone climate control, 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins speaker system, panoramic sunroof and electric folding rear seats.
The Volvo XC60 is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel which generates 235PS of power and 480Nm of torque. It is mated an 8-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels through an AWD system.
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