Road safety authority ANCAP has awarded Volvo’s new XC60 mid-size SUV the maximum five star ANCAP safety rating.

The XC60 scored 98% for Adult Occupant Protection and 95% for Safety Assist.

ANCAP CEO James Goodwin said the Volvo scored the highest scores to date in the areas of adult occupant protection and safety assist.

“High levels of protection were recorded for occupants in all four crash tests, with only the chest of the rear passenger in the full width test and the lower legs of the driver in the frontal offset test seeing points deducted.

“All body regions received full scores in the side impact and pole tests.

“This model is fitted as standard with an autonomous emergency braking system which operates at high and low speeds and can detect pedestrians.

"Performance testing of this system earned the vehicle full points. It also has an intelligent speed assistance system which uses a camera to recognise and inform the driver of the local speed limit.”

This five star ANCAP safety rating applies to all D4, D5, T5 and T6 variants.

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