Volvo XC40 Claims Double Awards Scoop

Thu 10th May 2018

The Volvo XC40 has claimed an impressive double after being named the Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV in a respected awards list.

The DieselCar & EcoCar Magazine’s Top 50 showcases the best cars currently on sale in the UK and is judged by a team of journalists who have tested more than 175 cars over the past year.

It’s been an impressive year so far, winning What Car? Car of the Year for 2018 and also being named European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.

Speaking about the continued success of the impressive SUV, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, Jon Wakefield said: "These latest awards add yet more momentum to the XC40's impressive market debut, giving further independent approval of what is our first offering in an important and growing area of the premium car market. It is also significant that the XC40 has gained this Car of the Year title in its initial diesel- and petrol-powered form, acknowledging how our advanced engine technologies – including diesel – continue to be clean and efficient propositions for customers."

With advanced connectivity, practical interior storage and state-of-the-art safety technology, the XC40 has won a host of admirers from both the driving public and the motor critics.

Ian Robertson, Editor of DieselCar and EcoCar magazine, praised the car's design, the fine quality of its ride and handling, and its status as a standard-bearer for the latest developments of the Volvo brand. He said: "Volvo's rejuvenation has been a joy to behold, and not only is the XC40 its most important new model yet, it's also the best of the lot. In fact, it's our favourite car of 2018, full stop.

"There are elements of mini-XC90 to its design, but plenty of achingly cool touches such as a contrasting roof and Swedish flag badges give the XC40 its own youthful personality. This is even more pronounced on the road, where its suspension serves up a happy blend of handling precision and grip, while also throwing an invisible blanket over bumpy roads."

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