The new Volvo XC60 has been crowned overall UK Car Of The Year 2018. It also took the award for ‘Best Medium Crossover’ in the same awards, showing that it is not only best in category but currently best on the road overall.
“The XC60 being crowned UK Car of the Year 2018 is very well deserved, at a time when crossovers are becoming increasingly popular. Having come close in 2016 with the XC90, it’s fantastic to see Volvo now claim the top spot with its smaller – but every bit as impressive – stablemate,” commented John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards. Fellow director, Alisdair Suttie, furthered: “The XC60 is everything you ever thought a Scandinavian SUV should be – and more. Magnificent quality, comfort and space.”
Commenting on the Swedish manufacturer’s success in the UK Car of the Year Awards, Jon Wakefield, managing director at Volvo Car UK, said: “Winning both the overall UK Car of the Year and Best Medium Crossover awards is a fantastic achievement for Volvo. The awards reflect the desirability and sophistication of the XC60 and the elegant Scandinavian design, cutting-edge technology and luxurious equipment levels have proved a big hit with customers.”
Launched in 2014, the UK Car of the Year Awards are judged by 27 of Britain’s leading motoring journalists. Each judge uses their expertise to pick out the top performer in 13 vehicle categories, before deciding the overall winner from their favourites in each class. This year, judges were given the opportunity to sample all 13 category winners at the now-established UK Car of the Year Awards driving day – this year hosted by Studio 434 in Potters Bar.
Full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2018 winners:
Best Supermini – SEAT Ibiza
Best Small Hatch – Volkswagen Golf
Best Family – Peugeot 3008
Best Executive – BMW 5 Series
Best Luxury – Rolls-Royce Phantom
Best Estate – BMW 5 Series
Best Small Crossover – Citroën C3 Aircross
Best Medium Crossover – Volvo XC60
Best Large Crossover – Skoda Kodiaq
Best Coupe – Lexus LC
Best Cabriolet – Mazda MX-5 RF
Best Hot Hatch – Hyundai i30 N
Best Performance – Kia Stinger
For more information about the UK Car of the Year Awards, go to ukcoty.co.uk.