Volvo XC40 Claims ‘Game Changer’ Title At Awards Ceremony

Wed 16th May 2018

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has claimed yet another prestigious award after being named the automotive ‘Game Changer’ by Autocar magazine.

The Autocar Awards 2018 recognised that Volvo had ‘delivered completely and compellingly at its very first attempt’ at a compact SUV. The XC40 takes Volvo into unchartered territory and also showcases the brand’s all-new Compact Modular Architecture platform.

The XC40 has had quite a stunning debut year, claiming European Car of the Year and also What Car? Car of the Year awards.

In awarding the XC40 its ‘Game Changer’ title, Autocar’s Editor, Mark Tisshaw said: "The XC40 is undoubtedly the best example yet of one of the industry's fastest-growing segments: the compact SUV. While others have struggled to blend the lengthy list of requirements demanded by buyers of this most versatile of car types, Volvo has delivered at its very first attempt."

Volvo have certainly caught the eye with their technological innovation within the XC40, its air-vented sub-woofers within the dashboard and wireless mobile phone charging, along with its Cross Traffic Alert system designed to make for safer driving have all had the critics raving.

Speaking about the award, Volvo UK’s Managing Director, Jon Wakefield said: "Volvo has a history of innovation and disruption, and the new XC40 combines both to stunning effect. Winning an Autocar Game Changer award is a fantastic result and proves just how successful the XC40 has been in transforming the compact SUV class."

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