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Just how sturdy the new XC90 is (VIDEO)

By Nic_low on 07 Sep 2014 in New model, New technology, Safety

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Volvo is renowned for making cars which are some of the safest in the industry, and the marque isn't just going to rest on its laurels. As soon as it has shown us the all new XC90 - its best-selling seven-seater SUV, it released a crash test video that demonstrates just how strong (or how safe) the new car is.
 
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The XC90's safety cage is reportedly constructed out of hot-formed boron steel - the strongest type of steel currently used in the industry. And the result is nothing short of impressive. As shown in the clip, the new XC90 passes three unique tests with flying colours - a frontal offset crash test at 64km/h, a side impact crash test at 55km/h and a rollover crash test at 48km/h. 
 
Expectedly, the new car also features an array of safety features, including two world firsts - run-off road protection and auto brake at road intersections.
 


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Thaiyotakamli Sep 07 2014 01:13 PM

so solid! especially the roll over

Knoobie Sep 08 2014 08:55 AM

c'mon.. we all know that XC90 is known as a tank!

bellboy Sep 08 2014 09:12 AM
Wow! How heavy is that vehicle to roll over so many times before stopping?! Yeah it may be the safest car on the road but by these car makers making cars bigger and heavier they don't realise that they are making it more hazardous for other road users who drive "ordinary" cars.
 
Imagine Hyundai's or Kia's being hit (or squashed under) by this monster. There'll be nothing left of the korean boxes. The car makers are making the world a safer place for the rich who can afford bigger cars, while they don't give a sh** about poor majority who can only afford matchboxes.
Knoobie Sep 08 2014 09:30 AM

 

Wow! How heavy is that vehicle to roll over so many times before stopping?! Yeah it may be the safest car on the road but by these car makers making cars bigger and heavier they don't realise that they are making it more hazardous for other road users who drive "ordinary" cars.
 
Imagine Hyundai's or Kia's being hit (or squashed under) by this monster. There'll be nothing left of the korean boxes. The car makers are making the world a safer place for the rich who can afford bigger cars, while they don't give a sh** about poor majority who can only afford matchboxes.

 

sorry I beg to differ.. if you have read up about volvo's features that is thrown into their car, there are many other functions that also prevent collision. they not centralise their idea on the safety of the passengers alone..

 

for one/some of their model, I heard they even have airbags for pedesterains..

Thaiyotakamli Sep 08 2014 09:50 AM

 

Wow! How heavy is that vehicle to roll over so many times before stopping?! Yeah it may be the safest car on the road but by these car makers making cars bigger and heavier they don't realise that they are making it more hazardous for other road users who drive "ordinary" cars.
 
Imagine Hyundai's or Kia's being hit (or squashed under) by this monster. There'll be nothing left of the korean boxes. The car makers are making the world a safer place for the rich who can afford bigger cars, while they don't give a sh** about poor majority who can only afford matchboxes.

 

then buy bigger car then volvo to match them

 

 

anyway lorry and bus also hazard as well

ManHong Sep 08 2014 02:49 PM

cars of other brand gotta do a test against this tank d..

Ake109 Sep 09 2014 12:03 AM

Whats the pyrotechnic on the roof for?

 

Agree with the comment that its all well and good for the occupants but the trend for heavier cars is bad for the party getting hit by them.

Kratoschumacher Sep 09 2014 11:29 AM

The car is as strong as the Mjolnir!

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