Volvo XC60 is the winner of the contest World car of the yearMarch 28, 2018
The best car in 2018 was the Volvo XC60 crossover. The Swedish brand car for the first time in history won the WCOTY competition
At the New York Auto Show, the winner of the “World Car of the Year” competition (WCOTY) was named – the award went to the Volvo XC60 crossover. The Swedish brand for the first time received the main prize in its entire history.
At the final stage of the competition, whose shortlist was announced at the motor show in Geneva in early March, the crossovers of the Mazda CX-5 and Range Rover Velar claimed victory in addition to the Volvo XC60. The winner was determined by a jury consisting of 82 journalists. Previously, Volvo XC60 won the competition “Japanese Car of the Year”, and also won first place in the competition “North American Car of the Year” in the category “crossover / minivan”.
In addition to the main nomination “World Car of the Year”, within the ceremony the jury chose “The best representative car”. They became the flagship sedan Audi A8, ahead of Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Panamera.
In the “Best Sports Car” category, a charged BMW M5 sedan won, which bypassed the hatch-hatch Honda Civic Type R and the Lexus LC500 coupe. The “City Car of the Year” was named the new Volkswagen Polo, which received more votes than the Ford Fiesta and Suzuki Swift.
The victory in the “Green Car of the Year” competition went to the second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car, ahead of the hybrids of Chrysler Pacifica and BMW 530e iPerformance. Finally, the prize for “Best Design” went to Range Rover Velar. To win in this category also claimed the Volvo XC60 and Lexus LC500.
The winner of last year’s competition was the Jaguar F-Pace crossover, which outperformed the number of votes Audi Q5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. For the first time the ceremony “Car of the Year” was held in 2005. Then the winner was Audi A6.