PRLog - Aug. 30, 2012 - JACKSON, Miss. -- Jackson, MS Volvo dealer Paul Moak Volvo announces the 2012 Volvo S60 earned a top rating of "good" in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new small overlap frontal crash test, making it the highest-rated European luxury vehicle among those tested. The Volvo S60 was rated higher than the Infiniti G, BMW 3 Series, Acura TSX, Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and the Lexus IS 250 / 350. The Acura TL was the only other vehicle to earn a "good" rating.
"When we decided to build a world-class sports sedan we made sure it was a great Volvo first and foremost," said John Maloney, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. "We set the benchmark on safety, and we continue to lead the crowd."
The new Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test prescribed by the IIHS is a crash test where 25% of a car’s front end on the driver’s side strikes a 5-foot-high barrier at 40 miles per hour. A test that has never been conducted before in the U.S. or Europe. The result? Predictable, to say the least. Only one European luxury sedan earned a “good” rating from the IIHS—the 2012 Volvo S60. In the very same test, both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4 earned a “poor” rating, while the BMW 3-Series earned a “marginal”
In addition, the Volvo S60 also scored the highest in Structural Integrity among all cars tested. That’s crucial because in certain crashes, a robust structure along with a strong safety cage work in tandem to absorb much of the impact thereby helping protect the occupants. “While we’re flattered to receive such high praise from the IIHS, we can’t say we’re terribly surprised. We’ve been performing hundreds of similar Small Overlap Tests (thousands if you take into account the other crash tests we’ve conducted) since the 1980s,” stated Maloney.
Volvo engineers are continually looking for new opportunities to improve on passenger safety, because Volvo’s philosophy is that it does not build cars to merely pass crash tests; rather, it builds them for the people who will eventually drive them. And that evidently is making a big impact. Safety. It’s one of the many ways a Volvo is designed around you.
To learn more about the award-winning Volvo S60 sports sedan visit Paul Moak Volvo dealership located at I-55 and High Street in Jackson, or visit us online at www.paulmoakvolvo.com.
To view the IIHS news release, please visit: http://www.iihs.org/
To view the IIHS video footage, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/
About Paul Moak:
Paul Moak Automotive is a premier dealer of new and used Honda, Volvo and Subaru cars in Mississippi. The automotive group is a three-generation family-owned and operated business that has been an integral part of the downtown Jackson economy for over 60 years. Paul Moak Volvo is Mississippi’
Jackson Volvo shoppers can view inventory and learn more about Volvo at the dealership’s website: http://www.paulmoakvolvo.com
Paul Moak Volvo
740 Larson Street
Jackson, MS 39202