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Volvo XC60 named 2018 World Car of the Year in New York

Prestigious Award goes to an SUV, Again By ,

As every year during the New York International Auto Show, the 2018 World Car of the Year award was handed out this week, and once again an SUV model took top honours. The Volvo XC60 takes the crown from the Jaguar F-PACE, 2017’s big winner. It beat out two heavyweight contenders, the Mazda CX-5 and the Range Rover Velar, both of them… SUVs.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be considering the current trends in the automotive marketplace around the globe.

2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60

Other winners include:

2018 World Luxury Car of the Year
•    Audi A8
•    Porsche Cayenne
•    Porsche Panamera

2018 Audi A8
2018 Audi A8

2018 World Performance Car of the Year
•    BMW M5
•    Honda Civic Type R
•    Lexus LC 500

2018 BMW M5
2018 BMW M5

2018 World Green Car of the Year
•    Nissan Leaf
•    BMW 530e iPerformance
•    Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2018 Nissan LEAF
Photo: Nissan
2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 World Urban Car of the Year
•    Volkswagen Polo
•    Ford Fiesta
•    Suzuki Swift

2018 Volkswagen Polo
Photo: Volkswagen
2018 Volkswagen Polo

2018 World Car Design of the Year
•    Range Rover Velar
•    Lexus LC 500
•    Volvo XC60

2018 Range Rover Velar
2018 Range Rover Velar