Volvo takes Auto Trader honours

Volvo Car UK triumphed twice at the inaugral Auto Trader New Car Awards, being awarded Green Car of the Year for the XC90 T8 twin engine and Car Brand with Best Features for the company as a whole.

The firm’s V40 premium hatchback also made the final three for the overall New Car of the Year title.

Andy Pringle, Auto Trader’s cars editor, said, ‘The Auto Trader New Car Awards celebrate new cars on the market that are truly admired by those who matter most: their owners. Picking up awards for Car Brand with Best Features and Green Car of the Year, Volvo proves to be a car brand that strikes a chord with its owners, and both of these awards demonstrate how Volvo continues to future-proof this with innovative technology and desirable alternative-fuel models.’

Jon Wakefield, managing director, Volvo Car UK, said, ‘These two awards in themselves are a great reflection of Volvo’s growing capabilities in the areas of electrification and in-car connectivity in particular. That they also take into account owners’ experiences really shows that our cars are striking a chord with buyers all over the country.’