Volvo XC60 wins World Automobile of the 12 months

The mid-dimensions Volvo XC60 has taken out World Automobile of the 12 months, beating the Mazda CX-5 and Variety Rover Velar to the coveted title.

There have been 34 versions entered in the award, which was lower down to just 10 competition and then the a few finalists mentioned over.

A panel of 82 automotive journalists from 24 countries is dependable for voting on the award, and the votes are tallied by KPMG.

“I am pleased to see our company’s merchandise investments shelling out off,” stated Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo Automobiles. “We are up from some hard competitiveness, but this award for the XC60 shows that Volvo has the right blend of style, connectivity and basic safety that appeals to buyers across the world.”

CarAdvice is amongst the XC60’s admirers: Mike Costello stated the D5 R-Style and design “makes major enhancements more than its tired predecessor”, describing at as “a legitimate match for the best luxurious SUVs Germany can muster”.

Other award winners bundled the BMW M5, which took Planet Performance Automobile of the 12 months, even though the Nissan Leaf gained Earth Green Motor vehicle of the Yr. Audi scooped the luxurious car award with its large-tech A8 flagship.

Prior winners of the WCOTY consist of the Jaguar F-Rate (2017), Mazda MX-5 (2016) and Mercedes-Benz C-Course (2015).

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