RICHMOND HILL, ON. (June 8th, 2016.) The international Car Design Award jury has recognized Volvo Cars’ contributions to automotive design with the Swedish carmaker winning the coveted Brand Design Language Award 2016.
“We are proud to receive this recognition for the design work we have done in the last years. When we started work on the XC90 we knew that we had an opportunity to take the Volvo Cars brand in a new direction,” said Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President, Design, Volvo Car Group upon receiving the award at a ceremony in Turin, Italy.
The new XC90, which redefined peoples’ perception of what the Swedish brand stands for, and its potential, was just the first step on the design journey led by Thomas Ingenlath, followed more recently with the launch of the new S90 premium sedan and V90 estate.
“The Volvo family contains many different characters – the strong and refined types, the elegant and sophisticated, the dynamic and the youthful. What we have done with the brand design at Volvo is to provide room for each of these characters, these expressions, to shine through while still paying homage to our tremendous heritage,” added Thomas Ingenlath. “Each car we design is unmistakably a Volvo, but it also has a unique personality.”
The jury for the Car Design Awards consists of editors and representatives of renowned automotive and design magazines from around the world. Volvo Cars came out as winner in the Brand Design Language category, fending off competition from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Renault and Kia.
2016 marks the rebirth of the Car Design Awards, for many years the most coveted awards in car design. The awards, which cover three categories – Production Car, Concept Car and Brand Design Language.
About Volvo Car Canada
Volvo Car Canada Ltd. is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 36 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80, V60, XC60 & XC90 are among vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).