Volvo XC60 is the best-selling mid-size SUV in Europe
The Volvo XC60 was the highest-selling mid-size SUV in Europe in 2015, according to independent figures compiled by automotive research firm JATO.
This landmark is another indicator of Volvo Cars’ ongoing transformation and growth story. It also highlights the lasting appeal of the elegant and adaptable XC60, which has been Volvo’s best-selling model since 2009.
The leading position for the XC60 comes as the SUV segment emerged for the first time as the most popular car segment in Europe in 2015, according to JATO. The XC60 has allowed Volvo to compete head-on with and beat its German competitors in the segment, which is one of the most competitive in the market.
Europe is Volvo Cars’ most important sales region, representing more than half of the company’s total global sales.
The XC60 was launched in 2008 and has recorded steadily improving sales figures every year since. Now in its ninth year of production, the XC60 remains relentlessly popular among car buyers, and more than 750,000 units have been sold since its introduction.
In 2012, the car breached the 100,000 mark for the first time, and in 2015 almost 160,000 XC60s were sold around the globe. The most important markets for the XC60 in 2015 were China, the United States and Sweden. Within Europe, the XC60 has also proved to be highly popular in key markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom and France.
Volvo XC90 presented with Cars.com’s Best of 2016 award at The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI (Jan. 12, 2016) – The Volvo XC90 was presented with Cars.com’s Best of 2016 award today at an awards show at The Fillmore Detroit.
Praising the all-new XC90 for its unparalleled execution, Cars.com cited the luxury SUV’s distinctive Scandinavian styling, blissfully comfortable ride, intuitive and easy to use Sensus infotainment system and family-friendly details like a suite of active-safety features, standard airy panoramic moonroof and integrated boosters seats.
The Volvo XC90 sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment with an all-new design, Drive-E powertrain and industry-leading semi-autonomous driving technologies. It is equipped with the most comprehensive and technologically sophisticated standard safety package available in the automotive industry and is also available with Pilot Assist – a semi-autonomous driving system that will control vehicle speed and direction up to 30 MPH.
“We at Volvo Cars are honored that the XC90 has been named one of Cars.com’s Best of 2016 vehicles,” said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “The recognition the XC90 has received is a testament to our design and engineering approach and demonstrates that we are absolutely on the right track as we refresh our entire product portfolio.”
Featuring an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency, the all-new XC90 comes equipped with either front or all-wheel-drive configurations with 250- or 316-horsepower turbocharged and dual-charged engines that can deliver up to an EPA rated 25 MPG. The XC90 is also available with Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) powertrain producing 400 horsepower.
The Volvo S60 was also nominated for Cars.com’s Luxury Car of the Year award, with Cars.com praising the vehicle as a powerful, agile sedan with unique touches that help it stand apart from the luxury field.
Volvo XC90 named 2016 Roadshow by CNET Vehicle of the Year
Detroit, MI (Jan. 13, 2016) Volvo's all-new XC90 has been named the 2016 Roadshow by CNET Vehicle of the Year.
The all-new XC90 sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. With its full suite of IntelliSafe features and two more world firsts for safety, the all-new Volvo XC90 is also the safest Volvo ever.
Developed from the ground up on Volvo's unique Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), it features a 316 horsepower, supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine featuring an EPA rating of 25 mpg highway, a tablet-like Sensus control system, and understated Scandinavian design.
We are so excited that the XC90 has been named the 2016 Roadshow by CNET Vehicle of the Year said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA. 2016 has already been an incredible year for Volvo Cars, and this recognition from CNET an industry-leading technology and automotive publication makes us exceptionally proud.
Volvo Cars accepted the award in Detroit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.
CNET's Roadshow Shift Awards seek to highlight the best in innovative, disruptive technologies and products in the automotive world. Award winners aren't just class benchmarks, they're driving the industry towards a smarter, more sustainable and entertaining future.
Volvo 2016 XC90 named Best New Luxury Crossover by Good Housekeeping
Detroit, MI (Jan. 13, 2016) – Volvo’s all-new XC90 has been named the Best New Luxury Crossover for 2016 by Good Housekeeping as part of the magazine’s inaugural Best New Car Awards, in partnership with Car and Driver.
The all-new XC90 marks the beginning of a new chapter for Volvo and sets a new standard for the luxury SUV segment. With exceptional comfort and ample trunk space, the XC90 easily seats seven and even includes an integrated child booster seat.
Developed from the ground up on Volvo’s unique Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), it features a 316 horsepower, supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E engine featuring an EPA rating of 25 mpg highway, a tablet-like Sensus control system, and understated Scandinavian design.
With its full suite of IntelliSafe features and two more world firsts for safety, the all-new Volvo XC90 is also the safest Volvo ever.
“We at Volvo Cars are thrilled that the XC90 has received this distinct honor from the teams at Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver,” said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “It is further evidence that that XC90 is an outstanding choice in the highly competitive mid-size luxury SUV segment.”
Kerssemakers accepted the award in Detroit at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.
Good Housekeeping worked with Car and Driver to screen a preliminary list of the top 160 vehicles down to 41 across four categories: Compact, Sedan, Eco and Crossover. Then, the engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute logged 2,000+ miles on real roads, assessing everything from performance, safety features, and family friendliness, to price, infotainment systems, usability, storage and intuitive design.
“Women control a large percentage of the car purchasing decision in their homes, yet no one can speak to them in a manner like Good Housekeeping can—backed by the trust, relatability, and expertise of the Good Housekeeping Institute,” said Jane Francisco, Editor in Chief, Good Housekeeping. “Combined with Car and Driver’s expertise in the auto sphere, our Best New Car Award provides our readers with information to find the perfect car to fit their needs.”
The XC90 will be featured in the February issue of Good Housekeeping, on newsstands January 19.
To learn more about the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90, please visit www.volvocars.com/us or your local Volvo dealer.
Volvo XC90 voted EUNCAP Best in Class 2015
Volvo’s ground-breaking XC90 SUV has received further recognition for its role in redefining the SUV segment – this time in the familiar Volvo territory of safety – receiving the 2015 Best in Class award for both Large Off-Road and Overall Performance categories.
The Volvo XC90 achieved overall top performance in the 2015 EUNCAP ratings, scoring 100 per cent in the Safety Assist category, and an outstanding 97 percent in adult occupant protection, reflecting the innovative approach that Volvo Cars continues to take when developing new safety systems.
“We are always happy to receive further recognition for the work we do. The XC90 embodies everything that Volvo Cars stands for, and this is further proof of our continuing leadership in the field of both active and passive safety systems. Our vision is that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car. With the latest safety and semi-autonomous drive functionalities in the XC90 we are well on our way to achieving that goal,” said Jan Ivarsson, Acting Director, Volvo Cars Safety Centre.
The EUNCAP award, which celebrates the “outstanding performance” of the XC90 comes hot on the heels of a host of prestigious awards the new SUV has collected in recent months, including the Motor Trend Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year and the Auto Express Car of the Year to name but a few.
Sales of the XC90, which continue to outpace production capacity, have had a seismic effect on the Swedish premium car maker’s transformation journey. 2015 saw sales reach an all-time high, with over 503,000 cars sold.