Volvo Wins At Auto Express Used Car Honours 2006

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

  • Volvo XC90 - Winner ‘4x4 Off Roader’ Class
  • Volvo S60 - Commended ‘Compact Executive’ Class
  • Volvo V70 - Commended ‘Estate’ Class

Auto Express magazine’s ‘Used Car Honours 2006’ has voted the Volvo XC90 as winner of its ‘4x4 Off-Roader’ class and also commended two other Volvo models, the Volvo S60 saloon and V70 estate, in its ‘Compact Executive Car’ and ‘Estate’ classes.

Describing the design and popularity of the Volvo XC90, which had previously been the magazine’s Car of the Year in its New Car Honours in 2003, Auto Express magazine commented that it was, “…one of the most stylish and desirable cars on the road,” and, “…residual values are strong making it an excellent used buy - if you look after your XC90 you won 't struggle to sell it”.

For the ‘Compact Executive Car’ category, Ross Pinnock, Used Car Editor at Auto Express magazine commended the Volvo S60, saying: “The S60 offers great value for money. High standard equipment levels and a hugely comfortable cabin combine with traditional Volvo reliability to make it a tempting used buy.”

Meanwhile, after nine years of victory in the Auto Express Used Car Honours, the Volvo V70 still achieved a commendation in the ‘Estate’ category. “A spacious and classy interior, huge load bay and comprehensive engine line-up make it as practical as ever,” said Ross Pinnock.

Collecting the award for the XC90, Anne Woodward, manager of the Volvo Selected Used Car Programme said: “This award will help make the XC90 as popular as a used car as it has been as a new one, and as a result, Volvo dealers and the Volvo Selected Used Cars¹ website will probably be extra busy with customers looking to confidently buy an XC90, S60 or V70 that has been thoroughly checked, prepared to a high standard and sold with a full Volvo Selected Used Car warranty.”

To read our in depth road test of the Volvo XC90 [ click here ]

Published 17 April 2006 Melanie Carter
 

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