Auto Express Car of the Year 2015 | Helston Garages Volvo


The Volvo XC90 has been named Auto Express Car of the Year and Best Large SUV 2015

“This award reflects the great passion that Volvo Cars puts into its new cars. We understand our customers' desire to have beautiful cars – cars that make their lives easier by delivering the latest technology - but in a user-friendly manner. We also understand the driving need for powertrains that deliver efficient performance, and a chassis that provides a balanced and engaging driving experience," said Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research & Development at Volvo Car Group, accepting the award.

A blend of rich Scandinavian design elements, both inside and out, makes the XC90 stand out from the crowd. Delivering a commanding road presence with the distinct 'Thor's Hammer' LED headlights and larger grille, the XC90's powerful exterior design makes a strong, yet subtle statement.

The interior's crowning glory is the in-car control system, Sensus. This intuitive system controls all the major functions of the vehicle, from the infotainment, phone, navigation and connectivity features. The interior is the epitome of Scandinavian design, a serene and relaxing environment, combining the finest natural materials available such a leather and wood, and at the same time being a practical seven-seat SUV.

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express, said “We've been waiting a long time for the XC90, but it was well worth the wait – it's a sensational SUV. It not only sets new standards for Volvo, but for the car market in general, leading in terms of technology, efficiency, style and safety. It's also got an element of style – inside and out – that you might not have expected. If the XC90 points the way for the future of Volvo, the future looks very bright indeed."

The all-new Volvo XC90 is available with the following payment options and is also available with:

  • 3 years servicing for £300* or
  • 5 years servicing for £500*


All-New XC90 Personal
Contract Purchase Offers
D5 Momentum
Representative Example
D5 R-Design D5 Inscription
36 monthly payments £559.00£599.00£619.00
Customer Deposit £10,508.20£11,347.00£11,323.20
Finance Deposit Contribution £0.00£0.00£0.00
APR 5.9% APR Representative5.9% APR Representative5.9% APR Representative
On the road price £46,450.00£49,985.00£50,885.00
Dealer Contribution £0.00£0.00£0.00
Revised on the road price £46,450.00£49,985.00£50,885.00
Amount of credit £35,941.80£38,638.00£39,561.80
Interest charges £5,062.20£5,448.50£5,559.70
Total amount payable £51,512.20£55,433.50£56,444.70
Optional Final Payment £20,880.00£22,522.50£22,837.50
Duration of agreement (months) 373737
Fixed Rate of interest p.a 3.04%3.04%3.04%
Mileage per annum 10,00010,00010,000
Excess mileage charge 14.9p per mile14.9p per mile14.9p per mile



All-New XC90 PersonalContact us now for full details of this amazing offer:

Volvo in Cornwall: 01872 300653

Volvo in Exeter: 01392 345030

Volvo in Taunton: 01823 211023

Volvo in Yeovil: 01935 310943

Volvo in Barnstaple: 01271 440684



*Finance subject to status. Retail sales only. Subject to availability at Helston Garages Group Volvo only on vehicles registered by 31st March 2016. At the end of the agreement there are 3 options: (i) Renew: Part exchange the vehicle. (ii) Retain: Pay the Optional Final Payment to own the vehicle or (iii) Return the vehicle. Further charges may be made subject to the condition or mileage of the vehicle. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be 18 or over. Guarantee/Indemnity may be required. Volvo Car Credit RH1 1SR. The deposit shown is higher than the minimum required, a lower deposit will increase the amount of the repayments. You will not own the vehicle until all payments are made. Helston Garages Limited are a credit broker (not a lender), we can introduce you to a limited number of carefully selected finance providers. We may receive a commission from them for the introduction.*Terms and Conditions. The service offer is only applicable to eligible Volvo XC90 vehicles ordered in the customer's name on or after 1st October up to and including 31st March 2016. The services must be carried out in the United Kingdom at a Volvo Authorised Repairer by Volvo Approved Technicians at the correct competence level. 5 year offer: The retail service is for 5 years or 62.5k miles (D2 engines), 90K miles (all other engines), whichever occurs first and includes 5 services at a cost to the customer of £500 incl. VAT (£416.67 ex VAT). 3 year offer: The retail service is for 3 years or 37.5k miles (D2 engines), 54K miles (all other engines), whichever occurs first and includes 3 services at a cost to the customer of £300 incl. VAT (£250 ex VAT). The retail offer is only available for purchase at any time up to 1 month after car registration, and as long as the vehicle meets the appropriate conditions. Services must be carried out in line with manufacturers service schedules as per VIDA (copies of which are available on request), which may be updated from time to time according to manufacturer's instructions. Services should be undertaken in line with the time and mileage intervals specified in the Volvo Service Handbook supplied with the car. The service offer includes parts and labour for all scheduled services. Owners are responsible for topping up the various fluids and coolant in between services. Wear and tear items such as brake pads, discs, bulbs, wiper blades, tyres and brake fluid are not included. The service offer is not available on vehicles that have undergone any form of aftermarket unapproved tuning or performance enhancement and excludes all non-scheduled service work and accident damage. The service offer is transferable to subsequent owners of the car but not transferable to another car. No refund is available if the services are not used. Volvo reserves the right to amend or withdraw this offer at any time. Subject to additional terms and conditions, and excludes fleet operators. Retail Offer only.