Volvo Car Group, a Swedish premium automobile manufacturer, announced that its XC90 model received two top recognitions at this year’s Auto Express New Car Awards.
The Volvo XC90 won awards in the ‘Car of the Year 2015’ and ‘Large SUV of the Year’ categories, said a statement from the company.
The model is close to selling out its entire first year’s planned production run of 50,000 cars; to date over 44,000 cars have been ordered, it added.
Volvo Cars said the vehicle features a blend of Scandinavian design elements in its interior as well as the exterior of the car.
With the help of its front ‘Thor Hammer’ LED headlights and new larger grille, it gives off a commanding road presence.
The interior’s best feature is the in-car control system, Sensus. This intuitive system controls all the major functions of the vehicle, from the infotainment, phone, navigation and connectivity features.
Speaking on the win, Peter Mertens, senior vice president of research and development at Volvo Car Group, said: “This award reflects the great passion that we put into making our cars. We understand our customers’ desire to have beautiful cars which also deliver the latest technology - but in a user-friendly manner.”
“We also understand the driving need for powertrains that deliver efficient performance, and a chassis that provides a balanced and engaging driving experience,” he added.
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief at Auto Express, said: “We’ve been waiting a long time for the XC90, but it was well worth the wait – it’s a sensational SUV.”
“It not only sets new standards for Volvo, but for the car market in general, leading in terms of technology, efficiency, style and safety,” he said.
“If the XC90 points the way for the future of Volvo, the future looks very bright indeed,” he added.