Volvo Xc90 Plug-In Hybrid Named Mid-Size Luxury Suv Of Texas

by Heather Platt | Posted on Monday, November 25th, 2019

The Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has been named Mid-Size Luxury SUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), marking the fifth consecutive year a Volvo SUV has won a category or overall award from the 32 year old media organization.

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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 available with three powertrains: a 400 horsepower plug-in hybrid with over 400 miles of total range, a 316 horsepower gas powertrain, or a 250 horsepower gas powertrain. 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.”

Pricing for the 2020 XC90 starts at $48,350 for the T5 Momentum. The T8 plug-in hybrid starts at $67,500 before federal, state and local incentives.


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