We’ve already told you guys a little bit about Volvo’s upcoming SUV, like the fact that it will be powerful and green. However, now it gets even better, as this SUV will officially be one of the safest cars on sale- and we all know how important safety is.
The Volvo XC90 luxury SUV is set to debut later this year and Volvo claims that this seven-seater will be one of the safest cars on sale, with two groundbreaking world firsts in terms of accident prevention.
One of the features involves ‘run-off incidents’, when cars leave the road due to driver error or bad weather. The XC90’s system automatically tightens the front seatbelts, while the seats are designed to minimise spinal injuries if the car encounters a hard landing.
The other world first is a ‘junction brake’ system that stops the car if the driver tries to pull out in front of an oncoming vehicle at a junction. On-board sensors monitor the risk of a rollover during high-speed changes of direction. Also available in the new XC90 is automatic city braking, which recognises not just other vehicles, but cyclists, pedestrians and animals as well.