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Volvo XC60 Wins Import SUV of the Year Award

By Motortrend India Staff   |   18 January,2011

Volvo XC60 has been awarded the ‘Import SUV of the Year’ by Car India Awards 2011. The award was presented to Paul de Voijs, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India.

The Volvo XC60 is equipped with the latest generation D5 Twin-Turbo diesel engine. It is the first and only SUV in its class to present innovative technology such as Laser Assisted Automatic Braking (City Safety), Turn with Steering Lights (Active Bending Lights), Haldex AWD (All Wheel Drive) with Instant TractionTM, Continuously Controlled Chassis Concept (FOUR-C) and Power Tailgate amongst others.

“We are proud that Volvo XC60 has been bestowed with the ‘Import SUV of the Year Award’ by this respectable group of jurors. This award befittingly acknowledges and recognizes our endeavour of bringing alive an SUV which is smart, stylish, technologically advanced and powerful. The Volvo XC60 has been received very well by customers and reviewers alike,” said Mr. de Voijs. “This strengthens our foundation in India further and adds another chapter in Volvo Cars’ India story,” he added.

The Volvo XC60, which was launched in India in November 2010, has achieved a number of prestigious awards internationally United States: International Truck of the Year; UK: SUV of the Year; Australia: Best SUV over $40,000; Germany: Paul Pietsch Award for City Safety; Germany: Autoflotte Award; France: Innovation for Safety Award; Russia: “Golden Klaxon”, the best compact crossover; Portugal: Innovation & Technology Award; Malaysia: Car of the Year with special mention of safety award.

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