Volvo Takes Top Honors at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Volvo Cars received high honors at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance when the new V90 luxury wagon was named a 2018 AUTOMOBILE All-Star.

The Volvo V90 has received international acclaim for its combination of style and utility, with driving dynamics that deliver a new and refined driving experience characterized by a sense of engaging control and reliability.

It is Volvo’s third consecutive AUTOMOBILE All-Star award (XC90 SUV in 2016 and S90 sedan in 2017), and the third major product award for the Swedish auto manufacture this year after winning the 2018 North American Utility of the Year and 2018 European Car of the Year awards for the XC60 and XC40 luxury SUVs, respectively.

Based on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) and the new Volvo design language, the V90 shares attributes with the award-winning S90 luxury sedan, such as the unique Thor’s Hammer LED headlights, nine-inch Sensus Connect touchscreen and open-pore wood trim. The S90 was named AUTOMOBILE 2017 Design of the Year.

“As the leader of the luxury wagon segment it makes us so proud to have the V90 named an AUTOMOBILE All-Star,” said Anders Gustafsson, CEO and president, Volvo Car USA. “And to get three of these awards in as many years proves Volvo is better than ever.”

The new V90 delivers cutting-edge Pilot Assist semi-autonomous drive technology, the most advanced standard safety package on the market, and revolutionary connectivity including smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

AUTOMOBILE Design Editor Robert Cumberford summed it up best, saying of the V90, “If you like station wagons—I do, very much—this is the one to have. Good-looking, great interior, plenty of room, plenty of performance, good road behavior. Of all the cars in the test fleet, this is the one that I can imagine buying and keeping in use for 10 to 15 years without much maintenance expense and with safety for all passengers.”

The V90 is available in three body styles: The standard V90, powerful V90 Cross Country and beach ready V90 Cross Country Ocean Race Edition. Two variants of Volvo’s award-winning Drive-E powertrain are offered: The 250-horsepower T5 turbocharged engine with front-wheel-drive, or 316-horsepower T6 turbo and super-charged engine with all-wheel-drive. Customers can also select from the well-equipped Momentum, sporty R-Design, or luxurious Inscription trim levels on select models.

Leather seats, a stunning Panoramic moonroof and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) are standard on all trims, along with City Safety, which includes automatic emergency braking with cyclist, pedestrian, and large animal detection.

V90 U.S. pricing starts at $49,950. Wagon fans are invited to come visit Culver City Volvo Cars for a test drive or visit to view our extensive inventory.

V90 customers who wish to enjoy the complete Scandinavian experience can choose Volvo’s Overseas Delivery program, which provides two paid airline tickets and hotel accommodations to Gothenburg, Sweden. Customers will receive a detailed tour of the factory where their V90 was assembled and can then pick up their car at Volvo’s Factory Delivery Experience Center. V90 owners can drive the car throughout Europe and drop it off at a designated port for shipping back to the United States. Call us for details.

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