Volvo XC90 continues winning run with What Car? Award

16th Jan 2020 Danny Morgan

The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine was named Best Plug-In Hybrid over £50,000 at the 2020 What Car? Awards.

The latest award follows the XC90’s recent win at the DrivingElectric awards where it won Best Electrified Seven-Seater as well as last year’s Plug-In Hybrid of the Year title at the 2019 What Car? Awards.

The flagship of Volvo’s SUV range recently received a boost to its all-electric driving range, with the newest version capable of up to 28.6 miles on battery power alone.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, expressed the judges' appreciation of the qualities that set the XC90 apart from its plug-in hybrid competition. He said: "Unlike rivals, the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine comes with seven seats and has no less space for luggage than its conventionally powered siblings.

"Despite weighing well over two tonnes, it can sprint if needed; 0-62mph takes just 5.8 seconds thanks to a combined 385bhp from the petrol engine and electric motor. And so long as you keep the battery topped up with electricity, it has a very useful electric-only range of 29 miles."

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