Supreme Winner

Women's World Car of the Year
XC40, 2019, Product News

The Supreme Winner of the 2018 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Volvo XC40

The Volvo was chosen from two rounds of voting. In alphabetical order, the six cars that made it through round one of the 2018 Women’s World Car of the Year were:

  • BMW X2
  • Jaguar E-PACE
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Peugeot 508
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Volvo XC40


The women motoring writers then voted again with the Volvo XC40 emerging as a front-runner in what transpired to be an extremely tight vote between the Top 3 finalists, which were:

  • Volvo XC40
  • Jaguar E-PACE
  • Jaguar I-PACE


The Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Volvo Cars originally designed by Thomas Ingenlath and revealed in September 2017. It was the first time a five-door SUV had been released by Volvo Cars.

Since then the Volvo XC40 has won a string of awards including being named at the Geneva Motor Show as 2018 European Car of the Year. Volvo and the XC40 can now add the Supreme Winner of 2018 Women’s World Car of the Year to that list – from the only car awards in the world voted entirely by women motoring writers.

Accounting and consulting company, Grant Thornton, has been associated with Women’s World Car of the Year since its inception in 2009. The judging process is by secret ballot and votes are monitored from the company’s Auckland (New Zealand) office. Partner, Paul Kane, said the final voting this year was extremely close but in the final run, the XC40 just nudged past the Jaguar E-PACE to take the top prize.

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