The Volvo XC90 has been voted the Professional Drivers Luxury SUV of the Year and the Car Dealer used the Large Car of the Year as well.
It took Volvo 12 years to replace the original XC90, so the fact that its replacement is still going strong – with only a few updates over the years – after nine years should come as no surprise.
In fact, the current XC90 is so good and attractive that Volvo has decided to continue selling it alongside its electric replacement – the new Volvo EX90.
What’s surprising is that even though the XC90 is a decade old it still manages to get the Car of the Year Awards, the latest issue from Professional Driver magazine which has voted the plug-in hybrid XC90 T8 as the Professional Driver’s Luxury SUV of the Year. Their editor, Mark Bursa, said:
Senior drivers are increasingly taking longer trips, such as trips between cities or airports, so the ability to fill up quickly at a gas station is still valuable. Of course, it also offers an excellent combination of space, with the ability to carry seven people, great build quality and a strong focus on safety.
Even more impressive was the award from Car Dealer who voted the XC90 the Largest Used Car of the Year, with editor James Baggot saying of the XC90:
The Volvo XC90 is very deserving of this award. It’s a real company in the family car market – it has room for seven adults, and the interior can live up to the rigors of family life and be as luxurious as a limo. It is also packed with technology and has advanced security credentials.
It’s no wonder Volvo is putting the XC90 on the market despite its quest to convert Volvo buyers into EV enthusiasts.