Auto Writers Group hails Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid as Mid-Size Luxury SUV of Texas

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The group of automotive writers in Texas has named the Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle as the Mid-Size Luxury SUV for their region.

The Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) announced the Volvo SUV’s fifth consecutive year that the European marque has won a category or overall award from the 32-year old media organization.

Recharged and refreshed for 2020, the Volvo XC90 is the Swedish luxury automaker’s flagship model, equipped with the design, features, technology, utility and safety today’s luxury buyers expect.

The XC90 features a confident, luxurious take on traditional Scandinavian design. The exterior has a strong stance with a subtle, timeless quality and balanced proportions, while the interior is a masterful composition of relaxing design, beautiful materials, and the latest technology – all perfectly blended together.

Highlights for 2020 include a newly available six-seat configuration that provides easier access to the third-row seats, updated styling, colors, and finishes, and a new Tailored Wool Blend interior option that expands the definition of luxury. The XC90 is also available in the Philippines as a 407 horsepower plug-in hybrid with over 400 miles of total range.

The luxury SUV has been launched together with its equally amazing siblings, the Volvo XC60 compact SUV and the stately Volvo S90 sedan. All three models are available as Plug-in Hybrids.

Volvo’s Intellisafe suite of driver assistance features comes standard, including Collision Avoidance by City Safety, Pilot Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control and Distance Alert, Oncoming Lane Mitigation with Steering Assist, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), and Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake.

“Our members were undeniably impressed with the Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription at the Texas Truck Rodeo,” said Kristin Shaw, TAWA Vice President of Events.

“Volvo consistently represents the one-two punch of luxury and safety, and the attention to detail is clear in features like the crystal gearshift and upscale materials. Yes, it’s beautiful inside and out, but the XC90 is also hardy enough to manage tough terrain.”

“Being recognized again by TAWA journalists is very special,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President & CEO Volvo Car USA LLC.

“It makes us proud and we hope it gives Texans the confidence to buy something a little friendlier to the environment.”

 

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