2018 World Car

2018 World Car of the Year Award Goes To Volvo XC60

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The 2018 World Car Awards bring 'best of the best' in the Auto Industry.

Volvo gets Pole Position, maintains the No.1 spot:

The annual 2018 World Car Awards are in the 14th year since their inception. It selects various cars manufactured across the world and bestows upon them various awards. Incidentally, Volvo bagged it for the 5th consecutive year according to Prime Research's 2017 media report. The World Car awards started back in 2003. However, they were officially launched in January 2004.

The World Car awards reveal the ground reality about the global automotive marketplace. However, they also recognize the 'best of the best' in the Auto Industry. A not-for-profit organization’s selection committee comprising of distinguished automotive journalists from various parts of the world administer these awards. Following is the list of the awards recipients:

  1. 2018 World car of the year: Volvo XC60

The committee chose the Volvo XC 60 from an initial entry list of 34 vehicles from all over the world. Then, it short-listed ten of them. Furthermore, it reduced to three finalists which the committee announced in Geneva in March. The finalists were Mazda CX-5, the Range Rover Velar, and the Volvo XC60.

Volvo XC60: 2018 World Car of the Year
Volvo XC60: 2018 World Car of the Year

The power in Volvo XC60 comes from a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. However, it is same as also available in the XC90, churning out 235bhp which is the highest in its segment.

The XC60 features air-suspension, the massage function for the front seats which is the segment-first. It also offers numerous radar-controlled systems such as the blind spot assist, lane-keeping aid, autonomous braking, and adaptive cruise control.

2. 2018 World Performance Car: BMW M5

BMW has won a World Car award many times before. This is the 7th time that a BMW has won a World Car award. Earlier, it won the inaugural World Urban Car award in 2017 for BMW i3. Besides, BMW was the winner of the 2016 World Luxury Car award for BMW 7 series. Furthermore, it also won two back-to-back World Green Car awards for BMW i8 in 2015 and BMW i3 in 2014.  Additionally, BMW grabbed another World Green Car award in 2008 for BMW 118d with Efficient Dynamics.

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