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Volvo XC60 named UK Car of the Year 2018

Volvo’s XC60 has taken the overall winner title in this year’s UK Car of the Year Awards.

Volvo XC60 wins UK car of the year 2018

Volvo XC60 wins UK car of the year 2018

Already revealed as the class winner in the Best Medium Crossover category in January, the XC60 triumphed over 12 other class winners to claim the top honour, beating the Skoda Kodiaq by a single point, with BMW’s 5 Series in third place.

It is the first time that Volvo has won the overall prize at the awards and the company has gone one better than 2016, when the XC90 was runner-up.

The awards were voted on by a panel of 27 leading motoring journalists – including Fleet World editor Alex Grant – and presided over by International Fleet World editor John Challen.

“The XC60 being crowned UK Car of the Year 2018 is very well deserved, at a time when crossovers are becoming increasingly popular. Having come close in 2016 with the XC90, it’s fantastic to see Volvo now claim the top spot with its smaller – but every bit as impressive – stablemate,” said Challen.

Full list of UK Car of the Year Awards 2018 winners:

Best Supermini – Seat Ibiza

Best Small Hatch – Volkswagen Golf

Best Family – Peugeot 3008

Best Executive – BMW 5 Series

Best Luxury – Rolls-Royce Phantom

Best Estate – BMW 5 Series

Best Small Crossover – Citroën C3 Aircross

Best Medium Crossover – Volvo XC60

Best Large Crossover – Skoda Kodiaq

Best Coupe – Lexus LC

Best Cabriolet – Mazda MX-5 RF

Best Hot Hatch – Hyundai i30 N

Best Performance – Kia Stinger

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.