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evo India|May 2018

The XC60 ha s etched it s name in automotive his tor y as the first Volvo to win the World Car Of The Year

THE 14TH EDITION OF THE WORLD Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show last month turned out to be a watershed for Volvo. The new XC60 became the company’s first ever product to bag the prestigious World Car of the Year title by beating the other two world finalists - the Range Rover Velar and the Mazda CX-5.

There were 34 entries this year, out of which 10 cars were shortlisted, which boiled down to three finalists.This year, the jury consisted of 82 experienced auto journalists from 24 countries, including our editor Sirish Chandran.

With the 2018 WCOTY, the XC60 joins an elite group of previous winners that include the Jaguar F-Pace, Mazda MX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A3. The XC60, which was declared the safest car of 2017 by Euro NCAP, has also won the North American Utility car of the Year award, early in 2018.

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