Volvo XC90 'Best 4x4' What Car? Car Of The Year Awards 2003

Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90

What Car? magazine has christened the new Volvo XC90 as ‘Best 4x4’ in its ‘Car of the Year 2003’ awards, announced at a prestigious ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Wednesday 15 January.

Rob Aherne, Editor of What Car? said: "Volvo has waited a long time before joining the 4x4 fray, but the XC90 justifies the delay. We were extremely impressed by its space, versatility, safety and style. It’s great value, too."

The XC90 took the ‘Best 4x4’ title from the previous winner, the BMW X5, which joined the Range Rover and Honda CR-V as runners up this year.

Volvo Car UK’s Managing Director, Hugh Reid was delighted to accept the award: "This ‘What Car?’ award is very important and prestigious for Volvo and our new generation SUV, the XC90 – and its timing is perfect just as the first cars are launched in our showrooms and being delivered to customers."

The XC90’s great design with an innovative, flexible interior offering up to seven individual forward facing seats has already won it over 15,000 orders worldwide, plus other prestigious awards, including many in America – the homeland of the SUV.

Published 17 January 2003 Melanie Carter

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