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New Volvo S60 praised in the USA for being among the safest
Friday, 27 January 2012
The new version of the Volvo S60 is being positively reviewed in the USA after crash tests conducted by the U.S. NHTSA. Car model is only the second, reaching five stars in all test stages in the country.

Volvo S60 and Chevrolet Camaro, the 2012 models are quite different types of cars in earnest but they have one thing in common - they are the only two models that get top marks in crash tests conducted by U.S. safety agency NHTSA, according to reports from  autoblog.com, which the Swedish media sources have quoted from.

NHTSA has tightened requirements in the tests of 2011 and prior to the Volvo S60 was tested, only the Camaro has coped with the highest rating that goes with the stringent tests.

In the crash tests the cars are investigated for safety in various types of collisions from different angles. And while some models have an overall five star rating, only the S60 and the Camaro which managed to get five stars in each stage.

Of the 73 models tested ( for the 2012 model year), 21 of the overall rating gained of five stars.
Volt, which Chevrolet has been forced to defend because of the reported fire in the battery pack, got five stars in overall rating. Also Nissan's electric car Leaf score high marks in tests and an overall rating of five stars.
By Scancomark.se Team

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