The Volvo XC60 D5 has been voted the best SUV over $40,000 ahead of the Audi Q5 TFSI and Lexus RX 350 Sports Luxury with its standard City Safety feature taking out the Safety Innovation award.
According to judges the Volvo XC60 D5 'rated highly for its family-friendly cabin (including integrated child booster seats) and safety (including the world's first low speed crash-avoidance technology)'.
It also gained 'plaudits in areas in which the company doesn't normally excel'.
"We are absolutely delighted that the Volvo XC60 D5 – and its City Safety technology – has been acknowledged as a leader in its class," said Alan Desselss, managing director of Volvo Car Australia.
"It shows that Volvo is challenging the competition in all areas, not just in the realm of safety."
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