• Volvo V90 takes the honours as the best executive car in the 2019 Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards
• Judges impressed by the model's value for money, "amazing array of safety and tech features," luxury quality and practicality
• Used car TV guru Mike Brewer adds his praise for a "truly classy car"
• Today's V90 combines Volvo's signature cool Scandinavian styling with load-carrying practicality, on-board comfort and the latest connectivity, safety and driver-assistance technologies
• Volvo Selekt Approved Used Cars also declared the winner in the Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year category
• Volvo Selekt, Volvo's own approved-used car service, offers access to the best pre-owned Volvo models
The V90, Volvo's elegant, stylish and eminently practical large estate car, has been honoured with the Used Executive Car of the Year title in the 2019 Car Dealer Magazine Used Car Awards. Volvo Selekt Approved Used Cars was also named Manufacturer Used Car Website of the Year. Announced at a ceremony in London yesterday evening, these latest successes for Volvo reaffirm how the quality, style and technology of the brand's comprehensively renewed model range make for great prospects in the pre-owned car market.
James Baggott, Car Dealer founder, said: "Volvo is a brand many car buyers aspire to, and while a new model might be financially out of reach for some people, used examples are affordable and are still loaded with an amazing array of safety and tech features, and of course that Scandinavian sense of style for which the brand is so well known. Our research showed the luxurious and practical V90 is a top performer in terms of residual values and days to sell."
Television presenter Mike Brewer, a member of Car Dealer's expert judging team and compere of the awards ceremony, added: "I love the V90 – it's a truly classy car – and so do the customers at my dealerships. The only trouble I have is getting hold of them! They hold their value well, look fantastic and, in common with other cars in Volvo's range, their clever tech and timeless Scandinavian design are appreciated by buyers."
The V90 benefits from Volvo's famous heritage of estate car design, while embracing all the forward-thinking qualities and technologies that set the brand apart in today's premium car market. Its clean and elegant styling inside and out are combined with clever packaging to ensure that load-carrying capacity, ease of use and passenger comfort are not compromised. The range offers a choice of powerful 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines – all matched to a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission – plus Volvo's supremely efficient Twin Engine petrol-electric plug-in hybrid system, delivering ultra-low emissions and the ability to cover more than 25 miles on pure electric power.
Whether purchasing new or pre-owned, customers also enjoy the protection of Volvo's impressive safety technology, including City Safety, which automatically recognises and helps avoid many common collision risks, and Pilot Assist, which reduces the burden on the driver on long distances by helping keep the car to its intended path, at a set speed and at a safe distance from any vehicle in front.
Matt Galvin, Volvo Car UK Sales Director, said: "Volvo is world-famous for building excellent estate cars, and this award for the V90 confirms that, in the opinion of experts, we're still at the top of our game, making the model that is the best choice for people looking for style, value and lasting quality in the pre-owned car market. And the fact that Volvo Selekt Approved Used Cars was named best manufacturer used car website makes finding your ideal approved-used V90 even easier."
Quality and peace of mind with Volvo Selekt
Volvo Selekt is the ideal source for purchasing the best-quality approved-used Volvo models, including the award-winning V90. Available exclusively through official Volvo retailers, it provides complete peace of mind, with every car undergoing more than 150 individual checks prior to being offered for sale.
All Volvo Selekt Approved Used Cars are prepared to rigorous Volvo standards, including software upgrades to ensure optimum performance. Each Volvo Selekt car comes with 12 months' Volvo roadside assistance together with cover for its next MoT test, while cars less than seven years old that has done fewer than 100,000 miles also come with a comprehensive Volvo Selekt warranty.
Customers even have a 30-day/1,500-mile exchange guarantee to ensure they are totally satisfied with their car. Terms and conditions apply. For full information, please visit www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/used-cars
For more information about the Volvo range, please go to www.volvocars.com/uk