The multi-awarded Volvo XC90 did it again. Recently, the Volvo XC90 has been voted SUV of the Year at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2016. A 27-member panel consisting of motoring journalists writing for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Top Gear and Auto Express judged the prestigious award.
Editor and Managing Director of the UK Car of the Year Awards John Challen says that the stunning cabin design, with its high tech features, luxury, spaciousness and superb engineering, makes the SUV an “enjoyable driving experience.”
The XC90 was built using Volvo’s new SPA platform and is considered to be the most technologically advanced car for Volvo. It has a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers 407 hp power yet produces a low carbon emission of only 49g/km which equates to a monthly Benefit-in-Kind tax bill of just £100.67 for the taxpayer.
In addition, the XC90 comes with a Sensus Connect System with a 9-inch touch screen display and a sophisticated voice control system.
Using the connectivity provided by the system, it is possible to access the internet, cloud-based apps, while the Apple CarPlay is sure to keep occupants entertained with music streaming, all directly from the Sensus Connect.
Volvo Car UK Managing Director Nick Connor accepted the awards saying that it was an honour for XC90, given that the people voting are some of the “most influential and respected” journalists in the motoring industry.
The award truly is a testament to the XC90’s practicality, innovative technologies, fuel efficiency, safety combined with the SUV’s stunning looks.