The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 has earned a place on the prestigious ï¿½10 Best Interiorsï¿½ list from trusted automotive trade journal WardsAuto.
The highly-regarded annual awards honor U.S.-available vehicles with all-new or greatly redesigned interiors; they are rated on elements such as comfort, ergonomics, safety, materials, value and fit-and-finish. This year, eight of the worldwide publicationï¿½s editors evaluated 47 vehicles, including 18 utility vehicles, with the XC90 being included on the list of the best of the best.
ï¿½The XC90 interior arguably makes the most dramatic styling statement in this yearï¿½s competition, leveraging a uniquely Scandinavian sensibility,ï¿½ said WardsAuto Senior Editor Tom Murphy. ï¿½From the diagonal grain of the Linear Walnut wood inlays and Oreffors crystal gear shifter to the user-friendly tablet-shaped display screen and gleaming brightwork, the XC90ï¿½s cabin is a credit to all things Swedish.ï¿½
The Volvo XC90ï¿½s interior is designed to make occupants feel better when they arrive at their destination than they did when they set out. A crisp, clean and calm cabin environment is created by the open pore wood and other natural materials, such as Nappa leather. Faceted rotary controls highlight the sophisticated simplicity.
ï¿½The interior of the all-new XC90 sets new standards for the segment, if not the industry,ï¿½ said Volvoï¿½s Head of Interior Design Robin Page. ï¿½I am proud of the many talented Volvo designers and engineers who executed flawlessly to create something XC90 drivers can be deeply proud of.ï¿½
Page accepted the award on behalf of Volvo at the Wards Interior Conference last month in Detroit where he was also the eventï¿½s keynote speaker.This article is presented by Kundert Volvo in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.