The All-New Volvo XC60 aces the Euro NCAP tests

Volvo has continued to set the standard in car safety with the All-New Volvo XC60. When tested by the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), the All-New XC60 scored a maximum five stars out of five.

Matthew Avery, director of research at Thatcham Research, said: "It's exceedingly rare for a vehicle to score so favourably across the board.

"The adult occupant protection result for the Volvo XC60 is one of the best on record. But it's in active safety that Volvo is really maintaining its lead."

The XC60's Safety Assist score of 95% is 40% higher than the average for cars tested this year. The car's Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system scored maximum points when tested at highway speeds, and successfully avoided collisions at all test speeds and in all scenarios.

Praising the high-scoring AEB systems fitted on the XC60, Avery said: "The XC60's standard-fit safety technologies are excellent - or rather those that we were able to test, as its Turn Across Path and Run off Road systems are not yet a feature of the Euro NCAP programme.

"That's how high the Volvo XC60 is above the bar set by the Euro NCAP."