Published: Thu, November 09, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Volkswagen T-Roc wows in Euro crash tests

Volkswagen T-Roc wows in Euro crash tests

Avery said the XC60's adult occupant protection is one of the best on record, but that the active safety systems on the vehicle were where the most impressive results came.

In both the side barrier test and the more severe side pole impact, protection of all critical body areas was good, and the T-Roc scored maximum points.

A near flawless 98 per cent score in Adult Occupant protection and 95 per cent in the Safety Assist category are impressive figures indeed.

A strong result (7.58 out of eight) was recorded in the full-width frontal at 50km/h crash test, with deductions made for "marginal" protection of the rear passenger's chest, while all other body parts - including the driver's - had "good" protection.

Euro NCAP says this makes it the best all-round performer of the year and puts the XC60 on a par with its larger sibling, the Volvo XC90.

The whiplash protection test resulted in a 2.85 out of three.

Not to be outdone, the "Child Occupant Protection" category was another strong point for the XC60, with a return of 42.86 out of 49 overall points - or 87.5 per cent.

Crash testing organisation Euro NCAP has released its most recent batch of results - and it's good news for auto buyers.

In the latest rounds of NCAP testing at Thatcham research, the new XC60 "aced" the tests, according to Matthew Avery, Thatcham's Director of Research, achieving a five star rating and setting a benchmark for all other cars. Check out the cool slow-mo crash test footage below for more.

Interestingly, the mid-size Volvo SUV scored just 76 per cent for pedestrian protection, with ANCAP citing the A-pillars and outer bonnet-edge as "poor" pedestrian protectors in testing.

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