If Safety Is Your Thing, The Volvo XC90 Is Calling

Freshly named as the 2016 Wesbank/SAGMJ South African Car of the Year, the XC90 has set a new benchmark in new automotive technologies.

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Why is this model so important?

The XC90 is the Volvo flagship model. Volvo has traditionally been at the forefront of safety technology, and it is no exaggeration to say the XC90 is the most technologically advanced and safest car in series production today. It is spearheading Volvo’s drive to an autonomous future, which begins with the Drive Me initiative in 2017.

Although it has been on the market only a few months, the XC90 is one of the most awarded cars in automotive history. The Volvo has won around 60 international awards which include various design and safety awards, including the Women’s World Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, European Car of the Year, Best SUV (Scottish Car of the Year), Interior Design of the Year, Icelandic Car of the Year, Top Safety Pick+ rating from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the European New Car Assessment Programme’s Best in Class vehicle for safety.


What does this mean?

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This is hands-down one of the safest cars you can buy today! While by no means cheap, it offers the last word in technology and is in hard pursuit of Volvo’s vision that by 2020 no person should die in an accident in any new Volvo car, no matter how severe the impact. Its technologies even include pedestrian and cyclist detection with forward collision warning and full auto brake, run-off-road protection and other driving assistance features like adaptive cruise control and active lane-keeping assistance.


What’s the fuss about?

If safety is your thing, an XC90 should be top of the shopping list. With all Volvo cars putting a priority on safety, a second-hand XC90 may just well be the best choice in wheels you make this year.

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