Volvo X90 crowned Best SUV at Fleet World Honours 2016

The Volvo XC90 has taken another title under its belt winning the title of Best SUV at the Fleet World Honours 2016, which were held in London on the 19th April.

The XC90 was praised by judges for its elegant design, luxurious and practical interior and intelligent safety and connectivity equipment.

On awarding the XC90 with the prestigious award, Fleet World Judges said: “The XC90 is a distinctly Scandinavian take on luxury motoring. Elegantly designed and effortlessly comfortable, it offers competitive diesel and plug-in hybrid options for fleets and features the best interior in its class. With world-first safety systems, advanced connectivity on board and near-infinite practicality, it’s a deserved winner.”

The XC90 uses Volvo’s all-new SPA platform and a host of powerful yet efficient Drive-E powertrains. These include the recently enhanced D5 diesel engine with its ground-breaking PowerPulse technology and the plug-in hybrid petrol-electric T8 Twin Engine.

PowerPulse is an innovative technology that uses compressed air to boost the engine’s responsiveness by virtually removing turbo lag. This helps provide the performance of a much larger engine, especially at low revs. This, along with CO2 emissions of just 149g/km and competitively low P11D prices, makes the XC90 D5 PowerPulse a very desirable choice for fleet customers indeed.

The T8 Twin Engine combines a petrol engine with an electric motor to offer the running costs of a far smaller, less powerful car. This engine is capable of doing up to 27 miles in electric-only mode, offering near-silent, zero-emission travel. Its class-leading CO2 emissions of just 49g/km are very impressive, but add its 100% first year write-down allowance and corporation tax relief of up to £12,720 (based on T8 Twin Engine Inscription), and the XC90 T8 is exceptionally tax-efficient for a seven-seat SUV.

Typically Volvo, the XC90 is also class-leading when it comes to safety. Among the world-first technology fitted as standard is automatic emergency braking at a junction, which applies the brakes in the event of turning into the course of an oncoming vehicle. Another ground-breaking safety aid is Run-off Road Protection, which includes an intelligent energy-absorbing section in the front seats to help prevent spinal injuries if the car leaves the road.

On receiving the award, Selwyn Cooper, Head of Business Sales of Volvo Car UK said: “It’s a fantastic result for the XC90 to be voted Best SUV by such an influential title as Fleet World. The XC90’s winning combination of tax-efficiency, luxury, practicality, high-tech equipment and of course safety makes it the ideal choice for all business users.”

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