"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."
It seems like the All-New Volvo XC90 has caught on to a winning habit, taking the crown for both Diesel Car Magazine’s Best 4x4, as well as the Auto Express Car of the Year 2015!
It is thanks to its Swedish style, cutting-edge technology and class-leading refinement that the XC90 beat its rivals to both prestigious UK 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.” Indeed, thanks to its blend of imposing proportions and exquisite detailing, the handsome SUV has huge presence without being overly brash or aggressive. What’s more, with its clean, crisp, minimalist design, top-notch materials and flawless quality, its cabin feels as luxurious as models costing twice as much and it is packed with stunning hi-tech features.
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.”
Announcing the Best 4x4 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.
The XC90 is not short of consistently dazzling and positive reviews either:
Auto Trader – 4.6/5 stars “…A stylish, understated large SUV that’s beautifully built, has space for seven, is packed with clever new technology, and is even affordable to run…” Read more here >>>
Car Wow – 9.0/10 “…there will be a queue of Volvo fans itching to get their hands on the new model…” Read more here >>>
Auto Express – 5/5 stars “…it has the style and quality to match Audi, BMW and Land Rover in the premium SUV segment, with new levels of safety – as you’d expect from Volvo…” Read more here >>>
What Car – 5/5 starts “…The XC90 has space for seven in its classy, practical interior. It’s also refined, comfortable and well equipped…” Read more here >>>
Auto Car – 4.5/5 stars “…the XC90 puts comfort and security at the top of its agenda…” Read more here >>>
Car Magazine – 4/5 stars “…A handsome, cleverly engineered and hugely refined SUV with road manners, versatility and design brilliance…” Read more here >>>
The Telegraph Cars – “…Clever, innovative and brave, the new Volvo XC90 is a triumph…” Read more here >>>
Top Gear – “…the second-gen XC90 isn't new as in ‘somewhat updated'. It's new as in ‘all-new'…” Read more here >>>
MSN Cars – 5 stars “…Put bluntly, the XC90 is simply brilliant…” Read more here >>>
GQ Magazine – “...This is the SUV it's OK to love...” Read more here >>>
Daily Mail – "...one of the most desirable cars on sale..." Read more here >>>
The Mail on Sunday – "...What has four wheels and is so mind-blowingly gigantic it probably needs planning permission every time you park it – yet still drives like a dream?..." Read more here >>>