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Volvo S60 named "Best In Class All Weather Sedan"


For Immediate Release


New England Motor Press Association acknowledges S60 AWD


Irvine, CA. - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC announces that the Volvo S60 AWD has been named "Best in Class All Weather Sedan - Over $30,000" by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA).


A panel of seasoned automotive writers, broadcasters and commentators selected vehicles that they determined best suited the needs, wants and desires of the New England driver. Notoriously fierce winters, with ice, snow, sand and frost-damaged roads combine to make New England the ultimate testing ground for winter preparedness.


Vehicles were separated into 12 individual classes, and each received extended judgment throughout New England for the entire winter, allowing NEMPA members to evaluate performance in all weather conditions.


In reporting its selection of the Volvo S60 AWD, NEMPA stated, "Volvo has always been recognized for building safe, sturdy cars. The S60 builds on that reputation. But with the sexy curves of its big brother S80, the S60 shows that 'Volvos aren't for geeks anymore'."


The New England Motor Press Association is dedicated to the support and advancement of automotive journalists in the New England area. Membership includes automotive writers, photographers, radio personalities and television commentators.


Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA), based in Irvine, CA, is a subsidiary of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenborg, Sweden. Volvo Cars celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2002.


VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.


In addition to the S60 AWD, the 2002 Volvo automobile line includes the sporty S60, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the versatile V70 wagon and rugged Cross Country, C70 Coupe and convertible, and the compact S40 and V40 models.

For More Information, Contact:


Roger Ormisher


VP, Public Affairs, Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

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