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Volvo XC40 and V60 recognized with 2022 awards

RICHMOND HILL, ON (Monday, November 15, 2021) – The Volvo XC40 and V60 have once again been named winners in their respective categories for the 2022 Awards.

Experts at recognize vehicles for value, innovation, performance, comfort, technology, and ultimate desirability. The Awards jury reviews every vehicle on the market to determine the top candidates in each category that they can confidently recommend to Canadians.  

First introduced in 2018, the Volvo XC40, now also available as a full-electric, was recognized as the best subcompact Luxury SUV for its smart packaging, clever features, stylish design, and sophisticated powertrains.

“The Volvo XC40 is a perennial favourite among our judges…even though this is Volvo’s most affordable model, it feels every bit as luxurious and high quality as its more premium vehicles,” said Jodi Lai, Editor-In-Chief,

The Volvo V60/V60 Cross Country earned the top pick for the Wagon category, and was spotlighted for its versatility, active safety, and diversity of available powertrains.  

“It makes so much sense that the Volvo V60 and V60 Cross Country won this award – Volvo pioneered the wagon segment and the V60 lineup is a shining example of the best this segment has to offer,” said Jodi Lai.

Volvo is not new to the Awards, with a total of six wins since 2018. The XC40 and V60 have received consecutive praise from, taking home top spots in their respective categories in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

The expert led award categories are evaluated by a jury of over 20 automotive journalists against 12 specific criteria including overall excellence, value, innovation, technology, user-friendliness, performance, engineering, driver satisfaction, design, safety, quality, and efficiency – weighted according to segment.

“We are very proud to be recognized for yet another series of awards,” said Matt Girgis, managing director, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. “The XC40 and V60 are bold, expressive choices for consumers who are passionate about safety, sustainability, and segment-leading design.”

The full list of award winners for 2022 can be found at


Additional information on the XC40 SUV and V60 Wagon can be found at


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