Volvo—Making Sure Everyone Gets There Safe

As we shared with you in our previous blog post, Volvo’s vision for the future aims to see no person killed or seriously injured in a Volvo vehicle by the year 2020, and we showed you some of the outstanding safety and driver assistance features that will help the Swedish automaker achieve this goal. Well this time, we wanted to focus on something a little smaller in size, but definitely not smaller in importance: children. Volvo’s Vision 2020 definitely includes children, and that’s why it redesigned its line of child safety seats, to make sure that everyone arrives safely.

Volvo has designed its child safety seats to be safer and more enjoyable for children, which should hopefully encourage them to use the seats for as long as recommended. And because the research completely supports it as the safest mode of travel for children, both the Volvo Infant Seat and Child Seat are rearward-facing seats, while the Child Booster seat meant for larger or older children is forward facing.

“Our focus is on ensuring that young children travel in the safest manner possible, depending upon their size and age. This means rearward-facing up to the age of at least 3 or 4 years and after that with child seats or booster cushions up to 140 cm in height. The safety benefits are unquestionable, yet many parents unwittingly allow their children to sit forward-facing too early. One of the many reasons quoted for this is comfort – the child complains that there is not enough legroom, or is too warm due to the upholstery. We believe that children will be more comfortable in our rearward-facing new seat and that this will encourage parents to keep their children rearward-facing for longer. This will have a direct impact on overall child safety and support our Vision 2020, where no one will be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo car by the year 2020.” said Lotta Jakobsson, Adjunct Professor, PhD and Senior Technical Leader, Injury Prevention at Volvo Cars Safety Centre

Here at Velde Volvo, we know that the safety of your vehicle is of paramount importance, particularly so if you’ve got a growing family to protect. If you’re on the hunt for a reliable vehicle that delivers big in terms of style, performance, and most importantly, safety, then you should turn your attention to the Volvo Lineup and Volvo’s new line of improved Child Safety Seats. Come see us in our showroom, found on 2200 W. Pioneer Parkway, Peoria, IL, and someone from our team will gladly go over your Child Seat options with you and show you our wide selection of new and pre-owned Volvo models.

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