Volvo XC60 Wins 2011 “SUV Of The Year” Award By BBC Topgear

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It was a proud moment for Volvo when Volvo XC60 SUV won the “SUV of The Year” 2011 award by BBC Topgear. The award was received by Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India, in Mumbai on Saturday evening, December 3rd 2011.

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Receiving the award, Sudeep Narayan, Marketing & PR Director, Volvo Auto India, said, “We are proud of this achievement and on behalf of the Volvo family, would like to thank BBC TOPGEAR for recognizing XC60 as an embodiment of style, technology and power. Volvo XC60 has been one of our most successful models and has got us six such recognitions in the past in India. It is important to note that we could not have achieved this without the support of our customers and are thankful for their faith and confidence.” Volvo XC60 SUV (6)

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Powered by the high performance, latest generation D5 Twin-Turbo diesel engine, Volvo XC60 is the only SUV in its category to offer 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.Volvo XC60 SUV (9)

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Tomas Ernberg, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “Being recognized as the best in the industry is always exciting. Coming close on the heels of 2012, the recognition marks a perfect start for both the company and its customers. The award is a huge encouragement for us to stay on course to becoming one of the most desired luxury car brands in India.”

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Launched in India in November, 2010, Volvo XC60 has been a great success globally and has won over 29 prestigious awards including – 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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