Volvo XC90 Named Among Wards 10 Best Interiors
ROCKLEIGH, NJ (April 14, 2016) – The all-new Volvo XC90 has earned a spot among the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors awards, which recognizes new or significantly improved passenger vehicle interiors.
The Volvo XC90’s interior is designed to make occupants feel better when they arrive at their destination than they did when they set out. Natural materials such as Nappa leather and open pore wood skillfully highlighted by faceted rotary controls and polished trim provide a clean, crisp, calming environment worthy of any modern Scandinavian home.
“The XC90 interior arguably makes the most dramatic styling statement in this year’s competition, leveraging a uniquely Scandinavian sensibility,” said WardsAuto Senior Editor Tom Murphy. “From the diagonal grain of the Linear Walnut wood inlays and Oreffors crystal gear shifter to the user-friendly tablet-shaped display screen and gleaming brightwork, the XC90’s cabin is a credit to all things Swedish.”
“The interior of the all-new XC90 sets new standards for the segment, if not the industry,” said Robin Page, Head of Interior Design at Volvo Car Group. “I am proud of the many talented Volvo designers and engineers who executed flawlessly to create something XC90 drivers can be deeply proud of.”
Eight editors at WardsAuto, a leading trade publication for the global automotive industry, selected the XC90’s interior after evaluating 47 vehicles -- including 18 utility vehicles -- for interior materials, ergonomics, driver information, safety, comfort, fit-and-finish and aesthetics.
Page will accept the trophy at the Wards Interiors Conference May 11 in the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Detroit’s Cobo Center. He will also be a keynote speaker.
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