Car magazine’s Best 4x4 of 2015
Swedish style, cutting-edge technology and class-leading refinement have seen the all-new Volvo XC90 beat its rivals to a prestigious UK award.
Diesel Car Magazine has named the XC90 as Best 4x4 category winner in its 2015 Car of the Year awards. Judges praised the Volvo’s engineering, driving dynamics, interior quality, powertrains and design, saying it was “perhaps the most significant new car in the company’s 88-year history.”
Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said: “The XC90 is a true landmark for Volvo – indeed it represents the dawn of a new era for our brand in this country, so I’m absolutely delighted to receive this award.
“It’s a car we’re really proud of, and which has generated a lot of interest – and over 1,000 customer orders – even before it has officially arrived at UK dealers. It’s a great start to an exciting future for Volvo in the UK.”
Priced from £45,750, the all-new Volvo XC90 is available to order now and is built around a new Volvo designed and built platform and engine architecture that will underpin all next-generation Volvo models.
It is available with a 225hp, four-cylinder D5 AWD diesel engine with CO2 emissions from just 149g/km, returning up to 49.6mpg combined cycle fuel economy. Also available is a 320hp petrol engine option, plus a T8 Twin Engine variant that combines a petrol engine with an electric motor for 49g/km CO2 emissions and hybrid levels of fuel economy.
Announcing the award win, Ian Robertson, editor and publisher of Diesel Car Magazine, said: “The first all-new car to be launched by Volvo using a totally fresh architecture, it’s obvious that no expense has been spared in search of excellence, with the introduction of all-new 2.0-litre powertrains, a fresh scalable platform, the very latest technology, together with a heavy dose of Swedish style for good measure.
“Elevated quality levels, class-leading refinement and economy, and a behind-the-wheel experience that is driver focussed, all contrive to create a vehicle that is at the pinnacle of the 4x4 class.”
For more information about the XC90 and the full range of Volvo models, visit the website: www.volvocars.co.uk
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