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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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.