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Volvo V70

Volvo V70, 2.4 diesel auto 'Kinetic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST


 

Volvo V70

Volvo V70, 2.4 diesel auto 'Kinetic', LHD


ADULT OCCUPANT

CHILD OCCUPANT

PEDESTRIAN

SAFETY ASSIST
Total 32 pts | 88%
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Good, Upper leg left: Good, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
FRONTAL IMPACT
15.2 pts
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
SIDE IMPACT CAR
8.0 pts
SIDE IMPACT POLE
5.3 pts
Neck: Good

Total 41 pts | 84%
PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
18 month old child
RestraintVolvo child restraint
Group0, 0+, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt and CRS support leg

PERFORMANCE
12.0 pts
INSTRUCTIONS
4.0 pts
INSTALLATION
2.0 pts
 
3 year old child
RestraintVolvo child restraint
Group0, 0+, 1
FacingRearward
InstallationAdult seatbelt and CRS support leg

VECHICLE BASED ASSESSMENT
5.0 pts
See comments
Total 16 pts | 43%
Pedestrian protection

HEAD
9.6 pts
PELVIS
0.0 pts
LEG
6.0 pts


Total 5 pts | 71%
SPEED LIMITATION ASSISTANCE
0.0 pts
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)
3.0 pts
SEATBELT REMINDER
2.0 pts
driver
passenger


Details of tested car

Specifications
Tested model Volvo V70, 2.4 diesel auto 'Kinetic', LHD
Body type 5 door Translation not found
Year of publication 2009
Kerb weight 1725kg
VIN from which rating applies Applies to all applies V70s of the specification tested
Class LARGE FAMILY
Safety equipment
Rear pretensioners
Rear load limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag single stage
Front passenger frontal airbag single stage
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag


Comments

The Volvo V70 was originally assessed by Euro NCAP in 2007. Whiplash tests have been done to supplement the original test data, and the results have been calculated according to the new rating scheme requirements of 2009. There is no change to specification of the car or its safety equipment from the one tested in 2007.

Adult occupant
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact. The steering column and steering wheel moved forward, creating more space for the driver dummy's head and chest. Dummy results showed that the knees and femur of the driver and passenger were well protected. Volvo were able to demonstrate that the car would provide similar levels of upper leg protection to occupants of different sizes and to those in different seating positions. The car scored maximum points for its performance in the side impact test. However, in the first pole test, the side airbags fired late which prevented the side curtain airbag from fully deploying, and the car was penalised. Volvo were dissatisfied with the performance of the car in that test and developed a fix for the airbag deployment problem. Euro NCAP agreed to a re-test on the condition that all cars were modified. Volvo have implemented the fix in all production vehicles and have recalled cars, telling owners to get their cars updated by their dealers. Unfortunately, the same problem occurred in the re-test and again the airbag failed to deploy correctly.

Child occupant
The V70 scored maximum points for its protection of both the 18 month and the 3 year old, based on dummy readings from the frontal and side impact tests. The passenger airbag can be disconnected by a Volvo dealer, allowing a rearward facing child restraint to be usedin that seating position. The label warning of the dangers of doing so without first disabling the airbag was not clear. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scores maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs and the bonnet provided predominantly fair protection to children's heads. However, the part of the bonnet likely to be struck by an adult's head provided predominantly poor protection, as did the front edge of the bonnet.

Safety assist
Electronic Stability Control is standard across the model range, as is a seatbelt reminder system for the driver and front passenger seats.

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