No stranger to accolades, the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 is the Motor Trend SUV of the Year. “Everyone at Volvo Cars is exceptionally proud to win the Motor Trend SUV of the Year award,” said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America. “The all-new XC90 is a strong indicator of things to come at Volvo.”
When it was introduced in 2002, the original Volvo XC90 won Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year as it redefined the seven-passenger SUV segment.
To judge contenders for the award, Motor Trend’s editorial staff conducted an exhaustive three-phase testing process. Phase one includes a full tech check and weigh-in, then full track testing to establish baseline data for acceleration, braking, and handling. Phase two involves three days of road loops offering a range of road surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate ride and handling, engine and transmission smoothness and responsiveness, wind and road noise, and ergonomics. An off-road section tests traction, stability, and braking control systems. In the third phase, the judges debate and deliberate.
Developed from the ground up on Volvo’s unique Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), with 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, the all-new 2016 Volvo 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, earning top safety rating from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
For more information about the Volvo XC90 or to schedule a test drive, please contact:
Donny Lambrecht, New Car Director at Park Place Volvo, (214) 956-5516, DLambrecht@10.2.54.33