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.
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