A panel of motor industry experts have chosen Volvo for both 'Safety' and 'Best Estate' awards in the 2004 Fleet World Honours announced at a ceremony in London on Tuesday 11 May:
Commenting on the Fleet World Safety Award, fleet industry consultant and a former fleet manager, George Emmerson, said:
"This award is as much an endorsement of Volvo's safety ethic as it is a recognition of the high level of safety built into individual models in the range. Volvo goes to great lengths to learn from real-life experiences as well as crash tests, and its commitment to research in this area is a great comfort to those whose business involves long periods behind the wheel of a car."
In addition, Fleet World editor, Ross Durkin said: "Volvo cars consistently score top marks for safety in our group tests. Recent research into areas like the effect of crashes on pregnant women add considerably to the company's brand values and for most company car drivers the Volvo name is synonymous with safety."
The Volvo V70 estate continues to dominate the large, premium estate car sector, and has won more 'Best Estate' awards than any of its competitors.
Announcing the V70's latest 'Best Estate' award, Fleet World editor, Ross Durkin said: "As a package that combines excellent ride and handling, powerful engines and a high level of driver comfort, the V70 is virtually an automatic choice among those seeking a luxury estate with plenty of load-lugging potential."
Fleet industry consultant, George Emmerson added: "…Volvo's V70 is the embodiment of everything a good estate car should be."Published 12 May 2004