Volvo Cars lunch New Generation child seats
Volvo has launched a range of three new child seats with a focus on design, comfort and convenience. Volvo Cars’ new generation of child seats is made with a more breathable and comfortable upholstery comprised of 80% wool textile which makes the seats smoother to the touch, highly durable, and better-performing in both hot and cold climates. The seats also have a slimmer design aimed to increase legroom and overall comfort.
“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,” said Lotta Jakobsson, Adjunct Professor, PhD and Senior Technical Leader, Injury Prevention at Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
The new seats are designed to suit the needs of children of different ages and sizes:
- Infant seat - rearward-facing (up to 13 kg or 1 year)
- Child seat - rearward-facing for children from 9 months up to 6 years (least 3-4 years as recommended by Volvo)
- Booster seat - forward-facing for children that have outgrown the rearward-facing seat (from 3-10 years old)