The 2018 World Car of the Year Is Revealed – And It Could Shock You

Wed 28th Mar 2018

The 2018 World Car of the Year has been revealed at this week’s New York International Auto Show, with the Volvo XC60 claiming the top honour.

It’s been quite a year for the Volvo team, only last month they collected the European Car of the Year prize for the XC40 and now they have added the World award to the trophy cabinet.

More than 80 judges in 20 countries made the final decision on the honours, with the only criteria being that the car had to have been launched over the past year. Vehicles must be available to drive across the globe, not just in Europe and North America.

Last year the top prize went to Jaguar with their F-Pace and with the competition now in its 15th year, this is the first time the Swedish manufacturer has won in any of the categories.

In the other categories, BMW claimed the Performance Car Winner for the BMW M5, a huge boost to a company who had struggled to get the critics’ praise for their previous version of the M5. It’s also a huge feather in the cap in a category which has previously been dominated by prestige sports cars such as Porsches and Ferraris.

The Nissan Leaf, which was named World Car of the Year in 2011, was on the podium once again, claiming the title of World Green Car.

There was good news for British motor fans with the Range Rover Velar given a prize for World Car Design of the Year, the second time that Range Rover has claimed top honours in this category.

In the World Luxury Car category, Audi collected the prize for the A8 luxury limo. This is the ninth time that the German manufacturer has claimed an award at the prestigious ceremony over the years.

German manufacturers made it a hat-trick of awards at this year’s event when the Volkswagen Polo was named World Urban Car, finishing ahead of the Ford Fiesta and Suzuki Swift in the voting. has several World Car Award Winners in its range and we can deliver them to your door when you order online.