Volvo Take The Honours At The UK Car Of The Year Awards 2018
Volvo’s XC60 Fights Off Impressive Competition
Volvo has taken the UK Car of the Year 2018 title with their XC60, not only did it take the top spot in the Best Medium Crossover category but for the first time the Swedish manufacturer has won the overall prize.
John Challen, director of the UK Car of the Year Awards said, “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.”
Fellow director, Alisdair Suttie, added: “The XC60 is everything you ever thought a Scandinavian SUV should be – and more. Magnificent quality, comfort and space.”
The XC60 narrowly triumped over Skoda’s new Kodiaq model beating it by just one point, with BMW’s 5 Series occupying third place.
Regit tested the Volvo XC60 in 2017 describing it as a luxury SUV with a beautifully crafted interior, read our review on it here: Volvo XC60
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.”
The quirky Citroen C3 Aircross was named Best Small Crossover while Best Coupe went to the stunning Lexus LC and Kia’s new Stinger model took the Best Performance title.
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
The UK Car of the Year Awards, supported by Cox Automotive, bring together a selection of Britain’s motoring journalists to form a judging panel, which includes Regit’s road tester Olivia Gauch.