Almost Two Thirds of all the Safety Products in Europe’s Best in Class Cars
Produced by Autoliv
STOCKHOLM -- January 30, 2013
Almost two thirds of all the safety products in Euro NCAP’s (New Car
Assessment Program) best in class cars of 2012 delivered by Autoliv.
In 2012, Euro NCAP published the safety rating for 36 vehicles available in
the European market. The organization recently highlighted eight five-star
vehicles in different categories that stand-out for performing especially well
in protecting passengers and pedestrians. These eight vehicles have one thing
in common; passive and active safety products from Autoliv. One example is the
Volvo V40 that reached the highest combined score of any car previously tested
by Euro NCAP. Among other products from Autoliv, the Volvo V40 is equipped as
standard with the world’s first pedestrian protection airbag.
"To see so many Autoliv products in the safest cars in Europeis a testament
to our drive to provide innovation, quality and the best products to our
customers, said Jan Carlson, CEO of Autoliv. This is an important
acknowledgement, which strengthens us in our commitment to the strategy of
Euro NCAP rate vehiclesin four individual tests: adult occupant protection,
child occupant protection, pedestrian protection and safety assist systems.
The eight best vehicles in 2012 are Renault Clio, Volvo V40, Fiat 500L, Ford
Kuga, Ford B-max, Hyundai Santa Fe, BMW 3-Series, and Ford Transit. Between
them the vehicles feature the full range of Autoliv products, from side, and
frontal airbags, inflatable curtains, pedestrian protection airbags, steering
wheels, passive safety electronics and seatbelts to the latest in active
Autoliv Inc., the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, develops and
manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers
in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has approximately 80
facilities with more than 50,000 employees in 29 countries. In addition, the
Company has ten technical centers in nine countries around the world, with 21
test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier. Sales in 2011
grew by 15% to US $8.2 billion. The Company's shares are listed on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on the OMX
Nordic Exchange in Stockholm (ALIV sdb). For more information about Autoliv,
please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.
About Euro NCAP
Euro NCAP organizes crash-tests and provides motoring consumers with a
realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the
most popular cars sold in Europe.
Established in 1997, Euro NCAP is composed of seven European Governments as
well as motoring and consumer organisations in every European country. To
learn more visit www.euroncap.com
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Henrik Kaar, Director Corporate Communications
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