The all-new Volvo XC60 has been named 2018 SUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). The XC60 also received TAWA awards for Best Connectivity and Best Powertrain.
The SUV of Texas award was presented to Volvo at the TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo, where more than 70 journalists evaluated and voted on the best-in-class vehicles in 17 categories. Sixty vehicles were put through more than 1,400 test drives and compared for 321 cumulative hours over a two-day period at Longhorn River Ranch, just outside of Austin.
About the XC60
The XC60 has been the Swedish car company’s most popular vehicle. More than one-million units have been sold worldwide since it was introduced in 2008. Completely redesigned for 2018, the all-new XC60 is expected to continue that success. Standard features on the $41,500 XC60 T5 include a 250-horsepower turbocharged engine, LED headlights, leather upholstery, and a panoramic sunroof.
A 316-horsepower turbo- and supercharged engine is available, as well as a 400-horsepower XC60 T8 Twin Engine, which was named Best Powertrain by the Texas Auto Writers Association. The XC60 T8 is the only plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in its segment. It has as much power as a Porsche Macan Turbo and better EPA numbers than a Prius C.