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Volvo XC60 named World Car of the Year 2018

Volvo XC60 named World Car of the Year 2018

The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year, whilst the XC40 little SUV was named European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show earlier. The World Car of the Year win is the very first in this competitors for Volvo Cars, the premium vehicle maker.

Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars, stated, “I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off. 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, Euro NCAP’s very best all round performer in 2017, Volvo’s City Safety Autonomous Emergency Braking method has been enhanced with steering assistance for when automatic braking alone could not aid stay away from a prospective collision. In addition Oncoming Lane Mitigation with Steer Assist which aids mitigate head-on collisions and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist functionality has been added to decrease the threat of lane-altering collisions.

XC60 is accessible with a variety of diesel and petrol engines as nicely as Volvo Cars’ award-winning T8 Twin Engine petrol plug-in hybrid at the best of the powertrain variety, delivering 407hp and acceleration from -100km in just five.three seconds.

These two accolades come hot on the heels of Samuelsson’s World Car Person of the Year recognition, awarded by the exact same panel of international media in Geneva earlier this month. Samuelsson was provided this inaugural award in recognition of his function in driving the good results of Volvo Cars in current years.

Volvo has been in operation given that 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is 1 of the most nicely-recognized and respected vehicle brands in the planet with sales of 571,577 vehicles in 2017 in about 100 nations. Volvo Cars has been below the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China given that 2010.

It formed component of the Swedish Volvo Group till 1999, when the business was purchased by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.

In 2017, Volvo Cars employed on typical around 38,000 (30,400) complete-time staff. Volvo Cars head workplace, solution improvement, advertising and administration functions are mostly situated in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Volvo Cars head workplace for China is situated in Shanghai. The company’s principal vehicle production plants are situated in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), Chengdu and Daqing (China), whilst engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and physique elements in Olofström
(Sweden).

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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