The Volvo XC90 has been named an Autocar Game-Changer at the 2016 Autocar Awards.

Autocar’s Game-Changers are those cars that have done the most to move the car industry, or their makers, forwards in the past year.

Safety features on the vehicle include automatic emergency braking at a junction, with the Volvo applying the brakes for you if you inadvertently turn into the path of an oncoming vehicle; and run-off road protection, which includes a collapsible section in the front seats to reduce the likelihood of spinal injuries if the car leaves the road.

Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo Car UK, said: “We’re delighted that the XC90 has been recognised as such a transformative model by Autocar. We’re immensely proud of the car and what it heralds for Volvo – both in terms of our new-found style and desirability, but also that it is the first in an entirely new product range due in the next few years.”