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<A HREF="http://www.whatcar.com/news-article.aspx?NA=219541" TARGET="_blank">http://www.whatcar.com/news-article.aspx?NA=219541</A><p>Volvo are dropping out of the EuroNCAP tests because they are not varied enough, the S80 will not be entered nor any future Volvo model.
 

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Re: No EuroNCAP for S80 (cm)

From the article:<p> <I>Volvo reckons its new S80 executive car will be one of the safest in its class, but don't expect to see Euro NCAP crash test ratings for the car in time for the its summer launch.<p>The manufacturer will wait until crash test experts Euro NCAP asks to test the car instead, and believes a crash test from just one organisation doesn't reflect the full picture when it comes to safety.<br></I> <p>So based on that the car is then tested later on....
 

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Re: No EuroNCAP for S80 (turbot)

When the safety gap between it and newer cars is smaller - bright!<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>turbot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">....<p>So based on that the car is then tested later on....</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: No EuroNCAP for S80 (rollie)

The EuroNCAP isn't useful any more. All cars get the max rating except Hyundais and Kias. Volvo is right, they have to make the tests either more varied or just tougher. And some companies, like Renault here in Europe, are designing their cars specifically for the EuroNCAP tests, to use the results in their publicity, but these cars aren't necessarily safe in various real life accidents.
 
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