Volvo XC60 is 2018 World Car of the Year

The winners of the 2018 World Car of the Year awards has been named with the Volvo XC60 taking the top prize as the well, 2018 World Car of the Year.

Volvo XC60

"I am pleased to see our company's product investments paying off," said Volvo Cars President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson. "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."

The Volvo XC60 was chosen from an initial entry list of 34 vehicles from all over the world, then a short list of ten, reduced to three finalists announced in Geneva earlier this month: the Mazda CX-5, the Range Rover Velar, and the Volvo XC60.

The winner of the following categories are as follows:

2018 World Car of the Year - Volvo XC60

2018 World Luxury Car - Audi A8

2018 World Performance Car - BMW M5

2018 World Car Design of the Year - Range Rover Velar

2018 World Green Car - Nissan LEAF

2018 World Urban Car - Volkswagen Polo

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