The Volvo V50 has been awarded the “Goldenes Lenkrad” (Golden Steering-wheel), a trophy instituted by the German paper “Bild am Sonntag”. This is the second time a Volvo has been awarded the prestigious award.
“This is a great honour and most rewarding for us”, said a proud Hans-Olov Olsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car Corporation at the prize giving ceremony in Berlin.
“A Swedish car getting a prestigious award in the extremely tough and competitive German market and it is especially rewarding since it was the readers of the paper who chose it winner“, concludes Hans-Olov Olsson.
The Volvo V50 won the estate class in the “Readers category”, beating seven competitors, thanks to its attractive design, the high standard of safety, many engine alternatives and a number of innovative solutions.
The Golden Steering-wheel awards were initiated 29 years ago by “Bild am Sonntag” and this is the second time a Volvo car receives the trophy. In 2000, the then new Volvo S60 was also honoured with the Goldenes Lenkrad.