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Volvo luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle earns top spot, plus two more, in new AAA car guide

  • S90 T8 luxury sedan earned three winning places, in new AAA Car Guide
  • Best Overall Vehicle, Best Vehicle Above $50,000, Best Large Vehicle

 

ROCKLEIGH, NJ (June 24, 2020) The 2020 Volvo S90 luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has earned the top score and two other accolades from the AAA.

 

AAA named the 2020 Volvo S90 T8 eAWD R-Design its Best Overall Vehicle, Best Large Vehicle, and Best Over $50,000 in the first edition of the newly released AAA Car Guide, a consumer resource on the latest and greatest in-vehicle technology. The guide can be viewed online at http://www.aaa.com/carguide/

 

The S90 is the Swedish luxury car brand’s four-door, five-seat flagship sedan built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular vehicle platform that underpins all Volvo cars in the 90 and 60 Series launched in recent years.

 

Like its siblings, the XC90 SUV and V90 wagon, the S90 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo’s design language, state-of-the-art connectivity, efficient Drive-E powertrains, safety features, and driver assistance.

 

Volvo’s City Safety technology, standard on all Volvo models, combines automatic braking functionality and collision avoidance systems to cover a range of potential accident scenarios and help keep you safe. The Pilot Assist driver assistance system, which maintains speed, safe following distance, and driving lane, works up to 80 mph on clearly marked roads.

 

The S90 T8 eAWD offers 400 horsepower with an EPA-rated 60 MPGe economy. Pricing starts at $63,845. The 316-horsepower T6 starts at $50,550.

 

“We are proud AAA has recognized the S90 for the great car we think it is,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO, Volvo Car USA. “As our flagship sedan, the S90 offers the leading-edge technology and design luxury car buyers demand, with all the safety of a Volvo,”

 

AAA reviews of each vehicle are based on 13 criteria, including braking, fuel economy, emissions, handling, ride comfort, acceleration and the number of ADAS safety features. These vehicles are tested, scored and placed in one of five vehicle categories by the Automotive Research Center (ARC) of the Automobile Club of Southern California, a member of the AAA federation of motor clubs. 

 

“You can see through this vehicle that Volvo is intent on challenging other luxury brands,” said Megan McKernan, manager of the Automobile Club of Southern California Automotive Research Center which produced the AAA Car Guide.  “Combined with eight advanced safety features, all of which are standard equipment on the Volvo S90 T8, a strong hybrid powertrain, great braking, ride quality and handling pushed this luxury car to the top of the 2020 AAA Car Guide reviews.”

 

Consumers can learn more by visiting www.volvocars.com

 

Media can learn more by visiting www.media.volvocars.com 

 

About Volvo Car USA

Volvo Car USA LLC, (www.volvocars.com/us) is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCUSA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States. For more information please refer to the VCUSA media website at: http://www.media.volvocars.com/us.

 

Volvo Car Group in 2019

For the 2019 financial year, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 14.3 BSEK (14.2 BSEK in 2018). Revenue over the period amounted to 274.1 BSEK (252.7 BSEK). For the full year 2019, global sales reached a record 705,452 (642,253) cars, an increase of 9.8 per cent versus 2018. The results underline the comprehensive transformation of Volvo Cars’ finances and operations in recent years, positioning the company for its next growth phase.

 

About Volvo Car Group

Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected premium car brands in the world with sales of 705,452 cars in 2019 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding since 2010.

 

In 2019, Volvo Cars employed on average approximately 41,500 (41,500) full-time employees. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for APAC is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu and Daqing (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).

 

Under its new company purpose, Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This purpose is reflected into a number of business ambitions: for example, by the middle of this decade it aims for half of its global sales to be fully electric cars and to establish five million direct consumer relationships. Volvo Cars is also committed to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.

 

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