What Car? reveals Car of the Year for 2018
The Volvo XC40 D4 has taken the overall Car of the Year title for 2018 in the What Car? awards.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the event, this year’s awards saw the SUV fend off competition from the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq to win the Family SUV category, before beating 20 other category winners to be named as the overall Car of the Year.
The judges proclaimed the Volvo XC40 is “a staggeringly good SUV for any family, taking comfort, quality and safety to another level, all at a reasonable price”.
The judges also said the winning D4 R Design XC40 model had been proven to emit less NOx than plenty of petrols in independent tests along with offering low CO2 output.
The full list of 2018 Car of the Year Award winners is:
City Car – Kia Picanto
Small Car – SEAT Ibiza
Family Car – Skoda Octavia
Small SUV – SEAT Arona
Family SUV – Volvo XC40
Large SUV – Peugeot 5008
Luxury SUV – Audi Q7
MPV – Volkswagen Touran
Estate Car – Skoda Superb Estate
Hot Hatch – Honda Civic Type R GT
Convertible – Mazda MX-5
Coupé – Audi TT
Sports Car – Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
Electric Car – Nissan LEAF
Hybrid Car – Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
Executive Car – Audi A4
Luxury Car – BMW 5 Series
True MPG – Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SHVS 2WD SZ5
Reader Award – Jaguar I-Pace
Car Safety Award – Volvo XC60
Car Technology Award – Tesla
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