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Volvo XC60 crowned 'Best Premium SUV'

Volvo XC60 crowned 'Best Premium SUV' at Auto Express Awards
Friday 30 June 2017, 12:57PM
By Impact PR
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• New XC60 praised for its style, quality, technology and comfort
• Described as "the complete package" by Auto Express
• XC60 will soon be available in petrol, diesel and petrol-electric plug-in hybrid form

The Volvo XC60 has been voted 'Best Premium SUV' at the Auto Express New Car Awards 2017.

The new XC60 won praise for its interior quality, design, technology, spaciousness and comfort-oriented approach. Auto Express's expert testers also said the XC60 has "a level of safety, connectivity and autonomous technology that leads the sector" and that it "will be a very easy car to live with day-to-day".

Commenting on the award, Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief of Auto Express, said: "Volvo has done it again with the XC60. The XC90 has been a serial winner at our Awards and now the XC60 wins at the first attempt. It's another super-stylish SUV from Volvo that offers a level of quality, comfort and technology that rivals can't – it really is the complete package."

This second-generation model has all of the advanced connectivity and safety equipment introduced in Volvo's award-winning range of large premium cars. It also brings Volvo's latest elegant Scandinavian design to the mid-size SUV class, along with the brand's ground-breaking Sensus touchscreen control system.
The XC60 will be available with a range of powerful yet efficient engines, including the innovative T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. This combines a petrol engine with an electric motor, making it a near-silent zero-emission city car one minute and a high-performance family SUV the next.

Volvo NZ’s general manager Coby Duggan says the next generation XC60 is expected to be well received by Kiwi motorists when it launches in November this year.
“Since its launch in 2009, the Volvo XC60 became the best-selling premium mid-size SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally, and represented 30 percent of the brand’s annual sales in 2016.

“Receiving early recognition such as the Auto Express 'Best Premium SUV’ award is an indication the car’s style, sophistication and cutting-edge connectivity will offer New Zealand consumers a new level of automotive quality when it arrives here later this year,” he says.

The XC60 wasn't the only successful Volvo at the Auto Express Awards. The XC90 – a two-time winner of the 'Best Large SUV' award – was also highly commended in the 'Best Large Premium SUV' category this year, showcasing Volvo's expertise when it comes to SUVs.
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