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22.01.2019

Volvo XC40 WhatCar? Awards

Volvo claim double honours in the 2019 What Car? Awards

We were extremely pleased to see this Swedish manufacturer managed to take home not one, but two awards at this year’s What Car? Awards, with the XC40 and XC90 T8 Twin Engine being commended for their high quality, practicality and all-round appeal.

Following a very successful 2018, the Volvo XC40 was crowned as the best Family SUV for the second year in a row at these prestigious and respected awards. Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, praised the XC40, saying: "Last year's Car of the Year retains its position as the very best family SUV you can buy. It's as plush as it is practical, and the engines that have been added to the line-up in the last 12 months only add to its appeal."

In their five-star review of the XC40, they also highlighted a number of features that help to make this model stand out for all the right reasons, these included its stylish, high-quality interior, supple ride and comprehensive safety kit. This model also takes into consideration the needs of their customers by offering a wide choice of powertrains, so you have the option to choose between two different diesel units and three petrol engines.

When we turn our attention to the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, we were happy to see it take home the award for Plug-in Hybrid Car of the Year thanks to its versatility in suiting a range of drivers, especially those who are looking for a cost-effective company car. It comes with exceptionally low CO2 emissions (from 56g/km) and a modest benefit-in-kind tax rating that its plug-in hybrid powertrain can deliver.

Put simply, the XC90 is a best-of-both-worlds package with its 303hp petrol engine working seamlessly with an 87hp electric motor to provide you with the best driving experience based on your individual wishes and the road conditions you’re travelling on.

To find out more about either of these impressive models, get in touch with the team at your local Johnsons Volvo today.