The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine has been voted the Car of the Year in the Stuff Gadget Awards 2015. For the uninformed, Stuff is the UK’s best selling gadget magazine, and its awards praise the pick of the year’s innovation. The XC90 T8 vanquished such famous rivalry as the Ariel Nomad, Audi RS3, Range Rover Sport SVR, Tesla Model S P85D, Toyota Mirai and the Volkswagen Golf R to guarantee the title.
Commenting on the award-winning car, the Stuff.tv website deputy editor Tom Parsons said: “Safe, stylish and a dream to drive, the new XC90 is a tech-toting titan that’s both swift and economical, with smarts to make a genius jealous and genuinely useful on-the-road driver aids.”
The XC90 T8 is at the cutting edge of Volvo’s innovative transformation, highlighting a capable petrol motor with an electric engine to furnish dynamic execution with remarkable productivity and natural accreditations.
Obviously, it is pressed with innovation, as well, including a nine-inch touchscreen data and excitement framework. This is no customary touchscreen set-up, however, in light of the fact that it incorporates squeeze and zoom and swipe usefulness, so really offers the ease of use and accommodation of a tablet-style interface.
Each XC90 additionally accompanies Sensus Connect, which incorporates web availability and access to a scope of web applications, for example, Rdio, Stitcher, TuneIn, LocalSearch and Yelp.*
Another earth shattering component is the Volvo On Call application. Standard on each XC90, this permits you to remotely bolt and open the auto, check whether the entryways and windows are shut, and get to the auto’s excursion PC data. It additionally gives the area of your XC90 on a guide, and permits you to sound the auto’s horn and glimmer its headlights – impeccable on the off chance that you’ve overlooked where you abandoned it in a busy car park. It even uses the car’s GPS to track your XC90 on the off chance that it is stolen and will consequently alarm the emergency services in case you’re included in a mischance.
Nick Connor, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: “To have the XC90 T8 Twin Engine’s technology honoured by such an influential gadgetry title is a tremendous result. With its high-tech petrol-electric powertrain and ground-breaking connectivity features, the XC90 T8 is the most technologically advanced car Volvo has ever built. It is also full of electronic equipment designed to make your life easier, so while cars are getting more sophisticated, the XC90 T8 is proof that they don’t have to be more complicated.”