Toronto, Ontario — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is shining a light on the importance of night driving visibility after two of the top-performing electric-SUVs in the organization’s trials were praised for their top-notch headlight systems.
IIHS’s top two picks for 2021, the Volvo XC40 Recharge and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, both earned top marks among the competition.
What set them apart this year, were the headlights.
The Volvo XC40 earned the award of Top Safety Pick+ for its curve-adaptive LED reflector headlights installed on every model.
Coming next in the second spot, the Ford Mach-E was said to feature good-rated LED projector headlights on the Premium, GT and First Edition trims.
“It’s fantastic to see more proof that these vehicles are as safe as or safer than gasoline and diesel-powered cars,” said IIHS President David Harkey.