The 2016 Volvo XC90 Named UK SUV of the Year

March 31st, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC90Billings and Lockwood drivers will be thrilled to learn that the 2016 Volvo C90 was named SUV of the Year at the UK Car of the Year awards. Our friends across the pond lavished praise upon the vehicle’s cutting-edge systems and attractive cabin, ultimately awarding it the top spot in its category.

The UK Car of the Year Awards

Each year, a cohort of industry experts from throughout the UK painstakingly evaluate new models in order to identify the best across a serious of categories. The 2016 awards were decided upon by a panel of 27 journalists from publications such as The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Top Gear, and Auto Express.

At the end of the day, the 2016 Volvo XC90 was named as the clear winner in the SUV segment. Here’s how John Challen, the Editor and Managing Director of the UK Car of the Year Awards, summed up the vehicle: “A stunning cabin – packed with game-changing technology – is combined with luxury, space and great engineering, making the flagship Volvo a very enjoyable driving experience.”

The 2016 Volvo XC90

Billings and Lockwood drivers who are familiar with the 2016 Volvo XC90 shouldn’t be surprised that it was singled out for praise. As the company’s President and CEO has stated, “Volvo has changed the conversation in the premium segment, and people are listening.”

It also embraces leading connectivity breakthroughs. Drivers will be able to use the Sensus Connect system with 9-inch touchscreen as standard — there’s even a sophisticated voice-control system for on-the-go control. The available Sensus system allows direct internet access and a range of cloud-based apps, and you can use Apple CarPlay® to connect to your phone.

That’s the sort of thing you might expect from a luxury SUV, but the XC90 breaks the mould by offering an available petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain that can cut fuel costs while offering 407 hp. You’ll also have plenty of space, with an additional 2.4 inches of legroom in the second row and up to a generous 85.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

Experience the SUV of the Year for Yourself at Underriner Volvo

If you’d like to find out firsthand just why the 2016 Volvo XC90 has enjoyed such critical acclaim, contact Underriner Volvo today to arrange a test-drive. We love seeing people’s faces light up once they’ve experienced the vehicle for themselves, so we welcome drivers from Lockwood and the surrounding areas at our dealership in Billings, MT.

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