The vehicle also received the North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year
NEW YORK—The new Volvo XC60 has been named the 2018 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show. The World Car of the Year win is the first in this competition for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker.
The XC60 also received the North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year, while the XC40 was named European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month.
“I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off,” said Hakan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60 show that Volvo has the right combination of design, connectivity and safety that appeals to customers across the world.”
In the new XC60, Volvo’s City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking system has been enhanced with steering support for when automatic braking alone may not help avoid a potential collision, the company said. In addition Oncoming Lane Mitigation with Steer Assist which helps mitigate head-on collisions and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist functionality has been added to reduce the risk of lane-changing collisions.
In Canada, the XC60 is equipped with all-wheel-drive capabilities and is available with the T5 turbocharged engine, T6 turbocharged and supercharged engine and the T8 twin-engine plug-in electric hybrid engine. The XC60 is available in the Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trims.