Mid-size luxury SUVs Volvo XC90 e XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid they got the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for 2023 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The announcement was made as the IIHS reviewed the requirements for TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) and TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) awards.
Volvo XC90 and XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid: that’s why the TOP SAFETY PICK+ award was deserved
The new, more stringent criteria impose a greater protection against side impacts. But also an improvement in the collision avoidance systems with i pedestrians and the elimination of inferior projectors.
Volvo Cars has put safety at the heart of everything it does. “Year after year, the Volvo XC90 continues to prove that it is among the safest vehicles on the road,” he said Åsa Haglund, Head of Safety Center at Volvo Cars.
The most important part of the policy change is about the replacement for the original IIHS side impact test. The new test results in an 82% increase in energy and requires vehicles to achieve a rating of ‘sufficient’ or ‘good’ to qualify for the TSP. While for the TSP+ the evaluation cannot be lower than “good”.
Both mild hybrid (XC90) and plug-in hybrid (XC90 Recharge) versions of the XC90 have achieved TSP+ recognition. In addition to award-winning safety, the XC90 Recharge offers up to 73 kilometers (WLTP) or 35 miles (EPA) electric-only range. Volvo Cars gives sustainability the same importance as safety and for this reason has announced its intention to sell only fully electric vehicles by 2030. But also to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040.
Volvo Cars Group, what it is
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today it is one of the best known and most respected car brands in the world, with sales to customers in over 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker “DUMP B”.
Volvo Cars pursues the goal of ensuring that customers are Free to move autonomously, sustainably and safely. This goal is reflected in a series of ambitious goals that the car manufacturer intends to achieve. For example, becoming a manufacturer with a range of all-electric cars by 2030 and commit to a continued reduction of the carbon footprint, with the prospect of achieving climate neutrality by 2040.
As of December 2022, Volvo Cars had approximately 43,200 full-time employees. Volvo Cars’ headquarters are located in Gothenburg, Sweden, where most of the product development, marketing and administration activities are carried out. Volvo Cars production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (USA), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The automaker also has research and development and design centers in Gothenburg, Camarillo (USA) and Shanghai (China).