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March 28, 2018

XC60 wins World Car of the Year 2018 in New York

We’ve done it again! The new Volvo XC60 SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another win to our growing list. The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year, while the XC40 was named 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The World Car of the Year win is the first in this competition for Volvo Cars.

The World Car of the Year award comes hot on the heels of Volvo Cars’ President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson’s World Car Person of the Year recognition, awarded by the same panel of international media in Geneva earlier this month. Håkan was the first ever recipient of the award, and it was given in recognition of his work in driving the success of Volvo Cars in recent years.

The new XC60 represents a perfect balance of Volvo heritage and cutting-edge technology, and is packed with features that embody our commitment to safety, connectivity and sustainability.

“I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off,” said Håkan. “We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60 shows that Volvo has the right combination of design, connectivity and safety that appeals to customers across the world.”

Our prized awards

The XC60’s global fame is growing alongside its list of awards, which recently added the large SUV and crossover Marcus Award 2017, one of the most important Austrian car prizes; the Autotrader Must Test Drive Winner in the US; the Euro NCAP 2017 best performing large off-roader, and the car with the best overall performance of 2017; the 2017-18 Car of the Year Japan; three UK 2017 Car Tech Awards for Best Safest Car, Best Safety Technology and Best Sat-Nav; the UK’s Professional Driver 2017 Luxury SUV of the Year award; and the aforementioned and highly coveted 2018 North American Utility of the Year award.