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Almost Two Thirds of all the Safety Products in Europe's Best in Class Cars Produced by Autoliv


STOCKHOLM--Janaury 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 Europe is 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 saving lives".

Euro NCAP rate vehicles in 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 safety technology.