Volvo XC90 scores double triumph in new and used car honours

Two prestigious awards within just two weeks have confirmed the Volvo XC90’s class-leading qualities – as both a new and pre-owned purchase.

Last night, Volvo’s range-topping seven-seat SUV was crowned Used Large Car of the Year at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards, fresh from having been honoured – in plug-in hybrid form – as the Luxury SUV of the Year by Professional Driver.

Announcing the model’s latest accolade, James Baggott, Car Dealer Editor in Chief, said: “The Volvo XC90 hugely deserves this award. It’s a true all-rounder in the family car market – it has room for seven adults, and the interior can both live up to the abuse of family life and be as plush as a limo’s. It’s also packed with tech and has top-notch safety credentials.”

Car Dealer magazine’s annual awards have been highlighting the best used car models and traders for more than a decade. Used car market expert Mike Brewer, who hosted the awards, added: “The XC90 was a trailblazer when it arrived 20 years ago, and it’s as good now as it was then. It ticks all the boxes and is a cracking used car.”

Customers wanting to purchase a pre-owned XC90, or any other car from Volvo’s multi-award-winning range, can be assured of the best quality and service from the Volvo Selekt approved used car scheme. Operated across Volvo’s UK retailer network, this provides complete peace of mind, offering cars that have undergone a rigorous 150-point checking process. Every aspect of quality, safety and performance is scrutinised, including full software updates. Cars less than 10 years old and which have covered fewer than 100,000 miles have the guarantee of a comprehensive 12-month Volvo Selekt warranty. The package also includes 12 months’ Volvo roadside assistance and cover for the car’s next MoT test.

Professional Driver magazine’s awards focus on the best vehicles for the UK’s private hire, chauffeur and taxi industry. The Volvo XC90 T8 petrol-electric plug-in hybrid proved the top choice in a fiercely competitive luxury SUV field. It demonstrated its strength in depth when evaluated by a panel of more than 100 expert industry and media judges.

Professional Driver Editor, Mark Bursa, said: “Executive chauffeurs are increasingly taking on longer journeys, such as inter-city trips or airport runs, so the ability to refuel quickly at a filling station still carries a lot of value. Our readers perhaps don’t yet believe the recharging networks are up to the task, and this may be why the plug-in hybrid XC90 triumphed over a number of electric SUVs. Of course, it also offers an outstanding combination of space, with the ability to carry seven people, great build quality and a strong focus on safety.”

Nicole Melillo Shaw, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said: “These awards are an independent validation of the lasting quality that’s designed into the XC90 and all of our current models. Whether buying new or a pre-owned car, consumers can be assured that they are making the right choice.

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