It has been 12 years since the first generation Volvo XC90 last scooped the award, the 2015 model has taken the Auto Express Car of the year.

Volvo has created a car with stunning looks inside and out but the judges were blown away by the really impressive interior design. The XC90 ouzes class and has room and style in abundance and it benefits from well weighted steering, composed handling and impressive safety kit.

Car Of The Year XC90

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There is a choice of petrol or diesel engines and you get an impressive mpg on all models. The D5 diesel offers 225 hp and great fuel economy at an impressive 49.6 mpg using 8 speed geartronic technology, but it is the flagship T8 Hybrid that stands out with 407hp and 134.5 mpg from the new twin engine model. Full specification details can be seen on the Volvo website.