Volvo ‘One to Watch’ for 2017

Volvo Cars have been awarded Fleet World Honours ‘One to Watch’ accolade for 2017

The award is presented to a manufacturer or product ‘on the verge of great things’. This supports Volvo’s transformation strategy to establish themselves as an industry leader in autonomous drive, connectivity and electrification over the next few years.

Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platforms have liberated the company to explore intelligent and diverse opportunities to set new benchmarks in terms of connectivity, safety and efficiency.

The Fleet World Judges commented on Volvo’s win saying, ‘With the sublime new S90, V90 and XC90, and a line-up of new compact models now close to market, the future is looking promising for Volvo. And they’re not just striking to look at, featuring cutting-edge safety and assistance technology, advanced connectivity and brilliant new petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrains. All are foundations for a much stronger fleet presence.’

Volvo’s powertrains uses sophisticated fuelling and turbocharging technologies, as well as advanced transmissions, to provide responsive power with far lower fuel consumption and emissions. Their Drive-E powertrain’s feature some of the world’s most powerful four cylinder engines.

The company is launching its first car capable of full autonomous driving by 2021 and also aims to sell one million electrified cars globally by 2025.

‘Volvo Cars has set a new standard for itself, and still has an exciting journey ahead in its transformation as a brand’, commented Selwyn Cooper, head of business sales, Volvo Car UK.

‘For this to be recognised by an influential publication such as Fleet World is an outstanding achievement for the company, and is further evidence of our commitment to designing and building new cars that make life simpler, safer and more cost-effective for business users.’

This is Volvo’s second consecutive appearance on the annual winners’ list, after the XC90 was crowned Best SUV in 2016.

See the full Fleet World Honors list here.