After just one month in the UK and 12 years after the original XC90 took the title, the new Volvo XC90 has been named Car of the Year 2015 and Large SUV of the Year category winner at this year’s Auto Express New Car Awards 2015.
Volvo Cars’ award-winning XC90 has already made its presence known by almost selling out its entire first year’s planned production run of 50,000 cars. To date more than 44,100 cars have been ordered, with more than 4,000 in Britain alone.
“This award reflects the great passion that Volvo Cars puts into its new cars," said Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Car Group, when accepting the Car of the Year 2015 award. "We understand our customers’ desire to have beautiful cars – cars that make their lives easier by delivering the latest technology – but in a user-friendly manner. We also understand the driving need for powertrains that deliver efficient performance, and a chassis that provides a balanced and engaging driving experience that ensures the driver is always fully in control.”
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said “We’ve been waiting a long time for the XC90, but it was well worth the wait – it’s a sensational SUV. It not only sets new standards for Volvo, but for the car market in general, leading in terms of technology, efficiency, style and safety. It’s also got an element of style – inside and out – that you might not have expected. If the XC90 points the way for the future of Volvo, the future looks very bright indeed.”