Volvo V60 Hybrid Named Safest Electrified Car by NCAPWednesday, November 28, 2012 13:05 by Arman Barari
Volvo’s astonishing new V60 plug-in hybrid achieves the highest score ever recorded by an electrified plug-in hybrid car in EuroNCAP’s latest crash tests. Being a Volvo of course, it sailed through the test snatching all five stars without breaking a sweat. But being the safest in its class is a remarkable achievement.
Volvo had to devise new safety measures for this car, what with the battery pack, added weight and all the electrical bits and bobs. So the structure has been modified and reinforced to enable a controlled deformation to help provide a high safety level. The battery pack in the V60 Plug-in Hybrid is well encapsulated and located under the load floor. So Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid is just as safe as the standard V60.
The V60 hybrid also wows in terms of fuel consumption. It offers three driving modes: Pure, Hybrid and Power. Fuel consumption is just 1.8 l/100 km (48 g/km CO2) in Hybrid mode, which is more than amazing.
“We apply the same high standards to all our products. The Euro NCAP score demonstrates that the ingenious V60 Plug-in Hybrid features the same outstanding safety level as the standard car,” says Jan Ivarsson, Senior Manager Safety Strategy & Requirements at Volvo Car Group.