The 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year is…a Volvo XC90?

The Volvo XC90 won the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award (NACTOY).  The NACTOY is an award based on the wildly popular (over there) European Car of the Year.  Although it doesn’t have the same cachet as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year, don’t take it lightly.  Over 50 automotive writers from the US and Canada compare notes and vote for the winner.

The North American Truck of the Year Award is one of few in North America based on a jury of independent automotive journalists. The 2016 jury, consisting of 53 journalists from the United States and Canada, singled out the XC90 for its blend of innovative technology, superb comfort and driving dynamics and its outstanding design.



If you haven’t noticed, the Volvo XC90 has been piling up accolades and record sales since it’s introduction back in late 2014.

“We are absolutely thrilled that the XC90 has won this prestigious and most respected award,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President and CEO of Volvo Car USA, “and there is a lot more to come. By 2019 Volvo will have a totally renewed product portfolio. By then the all-new XC90 will be the oldest car in the showroom.”

 

And by 2019, I’m sure there will be a “new” XC90 that will knock our socks off as well.

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