Volvo has maintained its winning ways into the New Year, following a record-breaking honours haul in 2018 with two successes in the 2019 What Car? Awards. The XC40 has retained the Family SUV of the Year title it secured on its debut in 2018, while the XC90 T8 Twin Engine's Plug-in Car of the Year success has given Volvo's electrified powertrain technology an emphatic seal of approval.
The Volvo XC40, the first ever premium compact SUV from the Swedish manufacturer, has been praised for its design and efficiency as it scoops yet another award win, at this year's Company Car Today CCT100 Awards.
Volvo Car UK has achieved its highest new car sales total in 28 years, selling 50,319 cars in 2018. This marks an exceptional 9% increase in sales volume, bucking the trend in a market that declined overall by 7%.
Volvo enjoyed a year of unprecedented awards success in the UK in 2018, receiving 43 major honours from the media, motoring organisations and the wider creative industry. The stunning scale of achievement was reflected internationally, too, with the Volvo XC40 premium compact SUV named European Car of the Year and the XC60 mid-size SUV acclaimed as the World Car of the Year.
Volvo Cars set a new global sales record in 2018, breaking the 600,000 sales milestone for the first time ever since the company was founded in 1927. The company’s sales rose 12.4 per cent to 642,253 cars in 2018, compared with the same period the year before.
They jointly established Volvo Cars as one of the world’s leading premium car brands. Thomas Ingenlath, Robin Page and Maximilian Missoni worked closely together in developing a proud and confident Scandinavian design language through their differentiating, collaborative approach.
The Polestar 1 verification prototype (VP) testing and evaluation programme continues in the lead-up to production readiness in mid-2019. In addition to crash tests, aerodynamic evaluations and on-road testing, vital areas of assessment are chassis dynamics and the driver experience.
December 3, 2018, Daqing, China – The 100,000th Volvo S90, a bright silver right-hand-drive car ready to be exported to the UK, has rolled off the production line in Volvo Cars' Daqing plant, marking a milestone for the company.
Volvo Cars reported a new record in global annual sales as 2018 volumes rose by 13.5 per cent to 582,096 cars for the January-to-November period, compared with 513,055 cars in the same period last year.
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