Volvo XC90 Recharge: Large SUV of the Year
The seven-seat Volvo XC90 Recharge has added yet another title to the list, with the achievement of the News UK Motor Awards Large SUV of the Year. As the fourth major triumph this year, the flagship model is reinforcing the success of Volvo’s ambitious electrification programme, as well as the formidable market appeal of the XC90 Recharge.
"Plug-in hybrids really can be the best of both worlds when topped up with electricity every day, but the Volvo XC90 Recharge offers a lot more besides potential fuel savings and ultra-low emissions. The calming, minimalist interior seats seven in comfort, the ride quality is class leading and the powertrain really packs a punch. Performance, practicality, frugality, technology and luxury in one package – we were really impressed."
Will Dron, Driving.co.uk Editor
When it comes to the availability of plug-in hybrids across the UK, Volvo has marched ahead – giving customers access to a whole host of ‘part-time electric cars’, with a number of different models to suit different needs and personalities. What’s more, with the new XC40 Recharge Pure Electric prefacing the brand’s aim of rolling out a series of fully electric vehicles, Volvo is well on course to attaining its corporate goal of becoming a carbon-neutral global business by 2040.
Going back to the flagship model of the Volvo UK line-up, the T8 petrol-electric powertrain XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid is a cut above the rest. As the most powerful in the Volvo range, with a 303hp petrol engine and an impressive 87hp electric motor, the XC90 powers across an all-electric range of up to 30.4 miles. Delivering exceptional efficiency, CO2 emissions produced by the large SUV is from just 63g/km and the impressive fuel economy of up to 100.9mph (WLTP Combined cycle) makes it the perfect SUV for any lifestyle.
Powerful performance and exceptional efficiency are matched with luxury equipment, intelligent safety and driver-assistance systems, outstanding comfort and seamless connectivity, wrapped in a large SUV, crafted with practicality and day-to-day use as the focus.
"We are honoured to receive this award for the XC90 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid, a model that sits at the pinnacle of our range and which represents the core qualities we are building into all our cars – not least cleaner and highly efficient new electrified powertrains. We're proud to be making these available to our customers without compromising the safety, quality, performance and practicality upon which we have built our success as a brand."
Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK Managing Director
Contact your local Caffyns Volvo today to find out more and to book your test drive in the Large SUV of the Year, the XC90 Recharge.