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MyCorvette
08-31-2014, 02:02 AM
I have seen the 2015 XC90 crash test video on youtube several days ago, and the detailed photos of the same testing car are leaked out here:

Exclusive: The 2015 Volvo XC90 Crash Test Car Images and Details (http://youwheel.com/2014/08/30/exclusive-the-2015-volvo-xc90-crash-test-car-images-and-details/)

The close look of the frontal part is quite impressive, even the strut tower kept its shape :thumbup:

http://youwheel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2015_Volvo_XC90_Crash_Car_4.jpg

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 07:58 AM
[QUOTE=MyCorvette;2381740]I have seen the 2015 XC90 crash test video on youtube several days ago, and the detailed photos of the same testing car are leaked out here:

Exclusive: The 2015 Volvo XC90 Crash Test Car Images and Details (http://youwheel.com/2014/08/30/exclusive-the-2015-volvo-xc90-crash-test-car-images-and-details/)

The video is even more amazing..........it should be in a commercial;)

TexaS60r
08-31-2014, 08:21 AM
Still NO other manufacturer has released a rollover test video similar.

And that side impact protection is amazing.

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 08:28 AM
Still NO other manufacturer has released a rollover test video similar.

And that side impact protection is amazing.

The video is very telling at just how safe the SPA XC90 IS! the front offset crash test at 40 mph!!! with NO driver intrusion whatsoever was just jaw dropping amazing. The new version did better than the previous gen XC90, which received the highest rating. SPEECHLESS, I can't wait to see it in person;)

TexaS60r
08-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Volvo marketing should "man-up" and turn each to a commercial that leads to a taunting of the Germans and Japanese brands stating "what about you?". Call 'em out! That's what will attract buyers watching football games on tv.

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 08:38 AM
Volvo marketing should "man-up" and turn each to a commercial that leads to a taunting of the Germans and Japanese brands stating "what about you?". Call 'em out! That's what will attract buyers watching football games on tv.

I couldn't agree more. Those crash test videos have to come out. I use to see crash test commercials from Volvo as a kid!.......VOLVO PLEASE BRING IT!...........

GregK
08-31-2014, 09:56 AM
The technology that allows these crash tests to be filmed at
400,000 frames/second is amazing!!!!!
Seems like a TV commercial would be a no brainer! :)

GrecianVolvo
08-31-2014, 12:30 PM
The technology that allows these crash tests to be filmed at
400,000 frames/second is amazing!!!!!

The technology that exists, at the Volvo Safety Centre, is arguably unmatched by any other brand.

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 01:05 PM
The technology that exists, at the Volvo Safety Centre, is arguably unmatched by any other brand.

Then show it for gods sake..........and kick some Subaru arse "they survived" ad...................:facepalm:

GrecianVolvo
08-31-2014, 01:12 PM
Then show it for gods sake..........and kick some Subaru arse "they survived" ad...................:facepalm:
I know... :rolleyes:

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 01:23 PM
I know... :rolleyes:

My Porsche dealership had a coming out party for the MACAN ..........are there plans for the same with the XC90 at US dealership. Would go a long way with customer relations. Wine n cheese with a champagne toast for the MACAN, just saying.......;)

TexaS60r
08-31-2014, 03:00 PM
My son and I attended one in 2010/2011 (whenever) in my R for the "naughty" S60 party. That's when he fell in love with the new larger backseat and he told his sisters how much daddy needed to buy a new caR...

pattyweb
08-31-2014, 08:28 PM
taunting of the Germans and Japanese brands stating "what about you?". Call 'em out!

It would be neat if they had the guts to do something like that, literally call them out.

If they don't, IMO, then just showing crash test video isn't going to make any impact.

Personally, I wish the IIHS one day would do some tests not between a car and a barrier, but between two cars.

What prevents Volvo from doing an offset between a Volvo and a Mercedes and showing it in an ad? No doubt, Mercedes would sue, but if some 3rd party review is somehow there, why wouldn't Volvo go through the trouble of defending it?

10v8
08-31-2014, 09:07 PM
The new xc90: stronger than ever

10v8
08-31-2014, 09:09 PM
http://youwheel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/2015_Volvo_XC90_Crash_Car_9.jpg

Floor hinged accelerator. Interesting

XC60 RD
08-31-2014, 09:54 PM
It would be neat if they had the guts to do something like that, literally call them out.

If they don't, IMO, then just showing crash test video isn't going to make any impact.

Personally, I wish the IIHS one day would do some tests not between a car and a barrier, but between two cars.

What prevents Volvo from doing an offset between a Volvo and a Mercedes and showing it in an ad? No doubt, Mercedes would sue, but if some 3rd party review is somehow there, why wouldn't Volvo go through the trouble of defending it?

I was thinking the same thing especially the side impact crash test, instead of using that battering ram...........

GregK
08-31-2014, 10:03 PM
The technology that exists, at the Volvo Safety Centre, is arguably unmatched by any other brand.

And that, in part, is why we buy Volvos.....

TexaS60r
08-31-2014, 10:05 PM
GV is being PC as an employee. It IS unrivaled or others would be able to showcase similar tests. If they could, then they would.

XC60 RD
09-01-2014, 07:55 AM
ALL THREE of those tests conducted should be released to the general public somehow. I don't think people really realize the shear graphic VIOLENCE that occurs in the passenger cell during those crashes.........and those tests have it in spades.
Main reason why I bought my XC60 and will upgrade to the XC90 T8 when the time comes;)..........

XC60 RD
09-01-2014, 08:27 AM
Top Speed has just recently reported on the crash test videos...........Volvo PR you're up.........

JMFangio
09-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Agreed with you guys. Super impressive results above and beyond the already high standards for our current cars.

I feel like Volvo in the US used to do more direct advertising that referenced these types of videos but haven't in a while. I'd argue that there is a whole new generation of customers who aren't aware of how far and above ahead Volvo is regarding this stuff that needs to be informed.

You need to find areas to stand out relative to the competition. This can help in that regard, and then also help with all of the chicken littles who are so worried about Chinese ownership for the brand and the diminishing quality :facepalm:

TexaS60r
09-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Wait, I'm one of those chicken littles. With a fairly extensive expertise in manufacturing, I AM worried about Chinese build quality. Not necessarily the Chinese ownership...politically I just find it humorous to read all the liberals scream about inequalities in the US then denounce naysayers of Chinese ownership (perhaps 2nd only to North Korea in human inequalities) as close-minded. :screwy: Beat me up on another thread though so this one can remain constructive.

TexaS60r
09-01-2014, 10:21 AM
Top Speed has just recently reported on the crash test videos...........Volvo PR you're up.........

Link?

XC60 RD
09-01-2014, 12:41 PM
Link?

Google XC90;):p