At the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Volvo’s XC60 was named the 2018 World Car of the Year.
The World Car of the Year win is the first in this competition for Volvo Cars, and follows on from the X60 being bestowed the title of North American Utility of the Year Award at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
Additionally, Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO of Volvo Cars, also recently received World Car Person of the Year recognition, awarded by the same panel of international media in Geneva in March.
Samuelsson was given this inaugural award in recognition of his work in driving what has been seen as the significant success of Volvo Cars in recent years.
“I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off,” said Samuelsson. “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 appeals to customers across the world.”
In the new XC60, Euro NCAP’s best overall performer in 2017, Volvo’s City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking system has been enhanced with steering support for when automatic braking alone may not help avoid a potential collision. Additionally, Oncoming Lane Mitigation with Steer Assist which helps mitigate head-on collisions and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist functionality has been added to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
In Canada, the XC60 is equipped with all-wheel-drive capabilities and is available with a T5 turbocharged engine, T6 turbocharged and supercharged engine and the T8 twin-engine plug-in electric hybrid powertrain. The XC60 is offered in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels through Volvo’s Canadian retail network.