Volvo XC90 crowned Best Electrified 7-seater

27th Dec 2019 Danny Morgan

Volvo’s plug-in hybrid XC90 has been awarded the Best Electrified Seven-Seater at the DrivingElectric Awards.

The flagship SUV, which recently had an update to further improve its electric driving range, was described as “front of the class” by DrivingElectric Associate Editor Vicky Parrott.

“The Volvo XC90 has long been the king of the large family SUVs, and in T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid form it makes transporting seven people in comfort very cost effective indeed. Recent updates have freshened up its looks and improved its electric technology, ensuring it stays at the front of the class.”

The recent updates to the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine have boosted the pure electric range to 28.6 miles, delivering more cost savings for the driver in this mode. To achieve this the 2020 model battery capacity has increased from 10.4kWh to 11.6kWh.

Kristian Elvefors, Volvo Car UK’s Managing Director, said: “This award is greatly appreciated because it recognises how we are committed to giving customers the performance and efficiency benefits of electrified powertrains with no compromise in the qualities they expect of a Volvo – beautiful design, genuine desirability, exceptional safety provisions and supreme quality and practicality.

“We are also busy expanding our electrified offerings. We’ve recently made our plug-in hybrid technology available across our entire model range, and we will be introducing our first all-electric Volvo in the near future.”

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