For the third year in a row, Volvo has been honored with the AUTOMOBILE All-Star award at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. This year, the award belongs to the new Volvo V90 luxury wagon. The S90 sedan took it in 2017 and the XC90 SUV earned it in 2016.
“From the beginning, choosing the AUTOMOBILE All-Stars has been about cutting through the hype and noise in search of a select group of vehicles with style, class, importance and desirability,” said AUTOMOBILE editor-in-chief Mike Floyd.
This all-star status is the third substantial recognition for Volvo in 2018. The all-new XC40 has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year while the XC60 has been named the 2018 North American Utility of the Year.
“As the leader of the luxury wagon segment it makes us so proud to have the V90 named an AUTOMOBILE All-Star,” said Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “And to get three of these awards in as many years proves Volvo is better than ever.”
The V90 is engineered on “Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA)” and features open-pore wood trim, a 9-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen and S90 design details such as Thor’s Hammer LED headlights.
The 2018 Volvo V90 is engineered with Volvo’s Pilot Assist semi-autonomous technology, as well as Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, which facilitates effortless smartphone integration for the modern driver. The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) expands the perspective of your blind spot, increasing driving safety. City Safety automatically engages the brakes when you are in danger of striking a large animal, pedestrian or cyclist. A panoramic moonroof and leather seats create a luxurious interior. BLIS, City Safety, leather seats and panoramic moonroof are standard features on the V90.
“If you like station wagons —I do, very much —this is the one to have. Good-looking, great interior, plenty of room, plenty of performance, good road behavior. Of all the cars in the test fleet, this is the one that I can imagine buying and keeping in use for 10 to 15 years without much maintenance expense and with safety for all passengers,” said AUTOMOBILE design editor Robert Cumberford.
The Volvo V90 is available in three body types —the base trim, Cross Country and Cross Country Ocean Race Edition — and three trims —Momentum, Inscription and R-Design. The V90 features two powertrains. The T5 turbocharged engine equipped with front-wheel-drive generates 250 horsepower while the T6 turbo and super-charged engine equipped with all-wheel-drive puts out 316 horsepower.
This article is presented by Kundert Volvo Cars in Hasbrouck Heights.