Woman holding a child next to Volvo XC90.

Child safety

Booster cushions and child seats. Delivering child safety since the 1960s

Precious passengers

Safety has always been our number one priority at Volvo Cars. Safety for the driver, the passengers, other motorists and, of course, pedestrians. We have always been at the forefront of innovation in the field of safety — and Child Safety is no exception. Since 1964, when we first began testing rearward-facing child seats, we have progressively improved safety, ease of use and, importantly, comfort for your children when they travel in your Volvo.

Designed for real life

Our unique approach to child safety includes creating and carrying out tests based on real-life traffic situations. This enables us to carefully monitor how each child seat reacts in a real-life car environment, and then tailor our designs accordingly.

As a result of our research we can strongly recommend that children up to the age of four years are seated facing rearwards.

At Volvo Cars our vision is that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car.

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Volvo Cars child seat testing in a child crash test dummy.
Child leaning in to the coupe of a Volvo.

Child safety in the front seat

Our recommendation for the use of the front passenger airbag for children has been updated, thanks to advances in airbag technology in recent years. Therefore, we have a new child safety recommendation for children travelling in the front passenger seat of Volvo cars. The short film to the left and the downloadable factsheet, below, provide a good overview of this new recommendation and how it applies to current and older model Volvos.

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Child seats

Our child seats combine everything we know about safety with beautiful Scandinavian design. Made with breathable 80 per cent natural wool fabrics, they are the most comfortable child seats ever.

Protect what is important to you with Volvo Cars child seats.

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Explore the history of child safety innovation at Volvo




The art of comfort

With the release of the all-new XC90, Volvo Cars introduced a thrilling, thoroughly modern take on the concept of Scandinavian luxury. Here was a car where innovative design features effortlessly integrated with natural materials to create a luxurious interior, which was as comfortable as it was eye-catching. Now, with the release of the new Volvo S90, Volvo V90 and Volvo XC90 Excellence, our designers have kept their focus on luxury and wellbeing and used it to turn the concept of in-car comfort into an art form.


The race for perfection

In this article, we visit the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal. Here, we meet the team of experts responsible for repairing and re-fitting the entire fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 boats that will compete in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. We describe each team member’s individual area of expertise and show how the team works together to ensure that each boat is repaired identically, on time and to the highest possible standard. Their expertise in different areas represents the same level of competence you find at a Volvo workshop. We also meet Swedish sailor Martin Strömberg, who won the 2011-12 edition of the race, to find out what a great service programme gives him as a sailor.


More than a feeling

When buying a car, you can never be 100% certain of how it'll feel once you’re out on the road. Or can you? Thanks to Volvo Cars Validation engineers like Peter Hellgren, you can be sure that your experience is just like it was intended to be.