Volvo XC60 has grabbed the title of the World Car of the Year 2018 at the ongoing New York motor show. The Swedish automaker has won this award for any of its cars for the first time. Earlier this year, the premium luxury SUV had also won the North American Utility of the Year Award. The SUV won this prestigious award by beating the Range Rover Velar and Mazda CX-5. It was the second year in a row that the top three finalists in the World COTY award were SUVs. The list of other worthy candidates include the Nissan Leaf hatchback, sedans like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Toyota Camry, and aforementioned Kia Stinger, and SUVs like the BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery and Volkswagen T-Roc.
Receiving the award, Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, said at the occasion, “I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off. We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60 show that Volvo has the right combination of design, connectivity and safety that appeal to customers across the world.”