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Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime.

Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover. This means all three podium places for the highest NCAP scores ever are occupied by cars from the Swedish brand.

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“Volvo has invested in safety, has made key technologies standard across the model range and the results speak for themselves: a very impressive five-star rating,” said Euro NCAP secretary general, Michiel van Ratingen.

Both versions of the Volvo S90 and Volvo V90 tested scored 95 per cent for adult occupant protection, 80 per cent for child occupant protection, 76 per cent for pedestrian protection and 93 per cent against the safety assist checklist.

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The vehicle crashed in the tests was a left-hand drive S90 D4 Momentum, with the score carried across to the wagon too. Australia’s Euro NCAP sister organisation ANCAP is yet to transfer the result to the Australian market.

The Volvo S90 is already on sale in Australia, priced between $79,900 and $98,900 plus on-road costs, while the V90 will arrive inside the next few months at a small premium.

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