Volvo XC90 named game changer

The Volvo XC90 has been named an Autocar ‘Game-Changer’ at the 2016 Autocar Awards.

Autocar’s Game-Changers are those cars that have done the most to move the car industry, or their makers, forwards in the past year. Built on Volvo’s all-new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, the XC90 was the first evidence of the Swedish brand’s global transformation. Combining Volvo’s world-renowned safety, comfort and practicality credentials, it also moves the game on in terms of connectivity and its range of powerful yet efficient Drive-E powertrains.

Commenting on the award, Autocar’s editorial director, Jim Holder, said, ‘The XC90 has transformed the standing of Volvo in the most striking fashion, combining practicality, comfort and cutting-edge technology in a hugely desirable package.’

Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said, ‘We’re delighted that the XC90 has been recognised as such a transformative model by Autocar. We’re immensely proud of the car and what it heralds for Volvo – both in terms of our new-found style and desirability, but also that it is the first in an entirely new product range due in the next few years. Volvo is on a roll at the moment, and this honour for the XC90 is yet more proof that our transformation is well on track.’