South Africa's 2016 car of the year winner, the Volvo XC90, has been chosen as the best large luxury SUV in 2019 by the Gumtree Auto Pre-Owned Car Awards judges.
The awards categories ranged from best 'Budget City Car' to best 'Large Luxury SUV'. According to the organisers, a panel of judges selected winners based on factors such as interior quality, standard features, durability, performance, fuel and maintenance economy and resale value.
A total of 20 automobile brands were nominated across 12 categories. The Volvo XC90 won the best large luxury SUV under R700 000 category.
Volvo South Africa's head of marketing and communications, Charmagne Mavudzi said: "We are very grateful for the Gumtree Award, which confirms what our customers are telling us. They love the XC90’s award-winning exterior design, class-leading active and passive safety features and luxurious interior."
"They have also commented favourably on the tablet-style touchscreen that removes any clutter from the dashboard, the vehicle’s powerful yet efficient powertrains and the advanced connectivity of the XC90. Clearly, the Gumtree judges agree!”.