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Volvo Sweeps the Texas Auto Writers Association Awards... Again


Awarded Best Interior, Luxury CUV of Texas and CUV of Texas


Dripping Springs, TX (Oct. 12, 2016) – The Volvo XC90 defended its title of CUV of Texas this year at the annual TAWA Truck Rodeo. In addition to CUV of Texas, the Volvo XC90 was also awarded Best Interior and Luxury CUV of Texas.


Already the most awarded SUV of the century, TAWA members cited the XC90’s uncluttered Scandinavian design and advanced safety features as two examples of why the XC90 has once again brought home the top honors.


"To come to the Texas Truck Rodeo and win a category is impressive enough, to repeat both the category as well as the overall segment award back-to-back says a great deal about just how competitive Volvo’s XC90 is," said Nic Phillips, President, Texas Auto Writers Association. "Our journalists were overwhelming impressed by the XC90 Excellence’s luxurious interior they named it the best interior of any vehicle at the Texas Truck Rodeo. The T8 plugin hybrid powertrain, the first ever plugin at a Texas Truck Rodeo, was also universally praised. There’s little question in our Member’s opinion the XC90 is a luxury CUV segment leader."


The TAWA Truck Rodeo was held over a two day period in the scenic Texas Hill Country as 71 vehicles were tested both on and off-road. TAWA members evaluated the off-road vehicles while climbing rocks, crossing creeks and dodging exotic wildlife.


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