2014 Volvo S80 Receives IIHS Top Safety Pick

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The second-generation Volvo S80 has been with Volvo since 2008. Just a year before a replacement with a brand new model, the Volvo managed to grab a Top Safety Pick rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The S80 now joins with its XC90, XC60, and S60 siblings. The IIHS a year ago came up with a new crash test called the small overlap test. This test is designed to recreate a common road-accident scenario. It also measures what happens when the front corner of vehicles strikes a stationary object at about 40 mph. Senior Safety Adviser at Volvo, Thomas Broberg, stated, “The new IIHS test program confirms the exceptional crashworthiness of certain situations. Similar mixes of steel qualities are used in all current Volvo models, and the technology will be further enhanced in the upcoming models developed on our Scalable Product Architecture.”

Article Source: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131219/CARNEWS/131219856

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