Volvo victory in 4×4 awards

Volvo has scooped two of the top prizes at the 2009 4×4 Magazine awards.

Volvo XC70 came out top in the 4×4 estate category, beating off fierce competition from the likes of the Audi Allroad and Jaguar X-type AWD.

Commenting on the all-new vehicle, which was launched in September last year, the impressed 4×4 Magazine judges said: "Hill descent control, a smooth, responsive D5 engine and gearbox, confident handling and a beautifully-finished luxury interior take the estate to new levels of refinement and practicality."

Meanwhile, the Volvo XC90 was highly commended in the family class, winning an honourable mention for its "ground-breaking safety developments and the best foldaway seven-seat designs on the market, as well as a fabulously comfortable and relaxed interior".

Volvo Car UK’s product manager, Chris Wailes, remarked: "Volvo’s philosophy is to produce cars that not only look and feel good to drive, but can be relied upon to live up to any challenge.

"It is great to see that this is being recognised."

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