Volvo V60 is crowned 2018 Family Car of the Year
Volvo V60 is crowned 2018 Family Car of the Year at inaugural Sunday Times Motor Awards
Volvo V60 praised for its successful combination of "Scandi-chic" design and family-friendly features
The News UK Motor Awards celebrate innovation throughout the UK motoring industry, and are judged by readers as well as automotive journalists across News UK's four news outlets – The Sunday Times, The Times, The Sun and talkSPORT.
The latest accolade for the new generation of Volvo's mid-size estate car was announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday. The V60 won from a shortlist featuring rivals from BMW and Jaguar thanks to votes from readers of The Sunday Times' and The Sun's motoring websites.
The V60's success follows on from a glowing review by Driving.co.uk, which praised Volvo for "producing some of the world's coolest cars". The report highlighted the V60's sleek design, the stylish and uncluttered dashboard, and the spacious cabin and boot, concluding that the car "manages an impressive double act" as an "extremely smart executive cruiser and an unfeasibly practical family wagon".
Jon Wakefield, Managing Director of Volvo Car UK, said: "We're delighted to win this award because it reflects the opinions of motorists themselves who have made a considered decision about the best car when it comes to being practical, enjoyable to drive and rewarding to own. We are immensely proud of the V60, a car that embodies the advances we are making in design, connectivity, dynamics, safety and everyday usefulness."