Volvo S70 | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating

24 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Volvo S70 | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating

Volvo S70

The Volvo’s performance was good enough to earn it a star. This car gained marks in the side-impact test, (a for Volvo’s SIPS protection and it easily passes legislation effect from October. performance was not fully matched by the given to occupants in the frontal however – the driver’s legs and were inadequately protected.

And the of a knee bolster (a production meant a frontal impact was allowed. In the pedestrian tests, protection was good but it proved for legs. The Volvo S70 obtained a three-star Euro NCAP when the car was first tested in

When Euro NCAP to include a pole test in its assessment protocols, Volvo one such test to prove the head-protecting airbag that has fitted as standard on S70s the 1998 model year satisfy the test requirements. The car did that. The improvement in occupant for side impact that the demonstrated now earns the 1999 S70 the four-star Euro NCAP

The airbag tested is a seat-mounted device that has an upper to provide protection for the head.


The bodyshell remained and any distortion of the passenger cabin was Contact between the driver’s and airbag was judged to be stable, this was a marginal decision the dummy’s head rolled to the as its body reached the limit of its travel. The front belts had mounted pre-tensioners.

Post-impact examination of the car discovered contact points in the area the knees would hit. The underside was damaged by the impact and was a big fold and a sharp tear to the right-hand side. There also other openings at level in the firewall, one behind the pedal, another at a seam to the side of the wheel arch.

Side impact

The impact the seat-mounted side airbags on sides of the car. The driver’s protected his chest and abdomen but his struck the inner door which was supported by a cardboard The car achieved a maximum score in aspect of testing, an impressive

Child occupant

The restraints were Volvo-branded non-universal approved under R44.03 for weighing 3-18kg. These are designed to face rearwards and also braced against the car They proved compatible the car’s … belts and good protection.


The and bonnet leading edge of the were hard and offered little protection. However, the top came close to fully the draft regulations on pedestrian

It came close to achieving stars, which would been a first for this of the tests.

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