• Volvo V60 mid-size estate crowned Used Executive Car of the Year in Car Dealer’s Used Car Awards 2021
• Latest honour follows the success of the V90 estate and S90 saloon in the same category in 2019 and 2020 respectively
• V60 praised for its “attractive looks, great build quality and premium style”
• Volvo Selekt, Volvo’s approved used car service, is the ideal source for the best pre-owned Volvo cars
Volvo has extended its run of success in the Car Dealer Used Car Awards with the V60 mid-size estate becoming its third different model in three years to win the Used Executive Car of the Year title. It repeats the achievement of the V90 and S90 large premium estate and saloon models, honoured in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Announcing the award at a ceremony in London, broadcaster and used car expert Mike Brewer said: “The V60 offers a huge amount to used car buyers, with class-leading space, a huge boot and beautiful materials in the cabin. I love the V60 and have no doubt used car buyers will, too.”
James Baggott, Car Dealer Editor-in Chief, said the result was a clear-cut decision: “Our Used Car Awards honour the very best cars across the industry and the Volvo V60 is a worthy winner. Its attractive looks, great build quality and premium style are a hit with used buyers, and it was the only choice to take the honours as our Used Executive Car of the Year.”
The V60 benefits from a Volvo estate car heritage of more than 60 years, ensuring supreme practicality and convenience, together with features that dovetail perfectly with modern lifestyle requirements. The load area can be increased from 519 litres (with the rear seats in place, loaded to the window line) to a vast 1,431 litres (with the rear seats folded, loaded to the roof). If more load-carrying capacity is required, braked trailers up to two tonnes can be towed (according to powertrain). The V60’s essential usefulness is seamlessly blended with the latest technologies for connectivity, infotainment, driver-assistance and safety, together with Volvo’s cool, contemporary Scandinavian design.
David Chesterman, Volvo Selekt Programme Manager, said: “The success of three different models in three years in the used executive car category is a testament to the lasting quality and appeal of our brand. Customers for pre-owned cars need reassurance that they are buying wisely, choosing cars that won’t incur unexpected costs in the years ahead. By choosing a Volvo and making use of the Volvo Selekt programme, they can be guaranteed of sourcing the best quality cars with the security of Volvo’s detailed checks and standards, and extensive warranty protection.”
Volvo Selekt gives customers access to the best pre-owned Volvo models, including the V60 estate. Available through Volvo’s UK retailers, it provides complete customer peace of mind, with all cars undergoing more than 150 separate checks prior to being offered for sale.
Cars are prepared to rigorous standards, including software upgrades to ensure optimum performance. Each car comes with a minimum 12 months’ Volvo roadside assistance along with cover for its next MoT test. Cars less than seven years old and which have covered fewer than 100,000 miles have the quality guarantee of a comprehensive Volvo Selekt warranty, too.
Customers also have a 30-day/1,500-mile exchange guarantee to ensure they are totally satisfied with their purchase. Terms and conditions apply.
For full information on Volvo Selekt, please visit www.volvocars.co.uk/used
Volvo Cars in 2020-2021
For the 12 months between July 2020 and June 2021, Volvo Car Group recorded an operating profit of 22.5 BSEK (14.3 BSEK in 2019). Revenue over the period amounted to 292.1 BSEK (274.1 BSEK in 2019), while global sales reached 773,000 cars.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo Cars was founded in 1927. Today, it is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world, with sales to customers in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange, where it is traded under the ticker “VOLCAR B”.
Volvo Cars aims to provide customers with the Freedom to Move in a personal, sustainable and safe way. This is reflected in its ambition to become a fully electric car maker by 2030 and in its commitment to an ongoing reduction of its carbon footprint, with the ambition to be a climate-neutral company by 2040.
As of December 2020, Volvo Cars employed approximately 40,000 full-time employees. Volvo Cars’ head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars’ production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium), South Carolina (US), Chengdu, Daqing and Taizhou (China). The company also has R&D and design centres in Gothenburg, Camarillo (US), Sunnyvale (US) and Shanghai (China).