Volvo Cars’ flagship XC90 has been awarded the title of Company Car of the Year 2015 in the category Large SUV in Germany – beating German luxury car manufacturers on their home turf a full month before the official market launch.
The Company Car of the Year awards, run by fleet industry magazine FIRMENAUTO and the inspection experts at DEKRA are based on the votes of 270 German fleet managers.
The XC90 was honoured with the coveted title following two days of intensive test driving that included 63 different car models in 11 categories. The fleet managers awarded their points based on driving performance, comfort and cost efficiency.
“This early endorsement of the attractiveness and relevance of our new XC90 for company car drivers and operators in Europe’s biggest and maybe most competitive market, gives us great confidence that this car will become a huge favourite for company car drivers across Europe,” said Bernard Bradley, Vice President Global Commercial Operations at Volvo Car Group.
The XC90 win is based on the overall competence of the car in the Large SUV segment. A combination of seven seats, class-leading 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines a high powered hybrid powertrain option, luxurious interior and stunning exterior design helped to secure the win.
An award also went to the XC60 which won first place in the compact SUV category, while Volvo’s success was rounded off with awards for the Volvo V70 (Second Place, Upper Mid-Sized Import) and Volvo V60 (Third Place, Mid-Sized Import).