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Volvo XC60 wins UK Car of the Year

Date: 23 February 2018   |   Author: Sean Keywood

The Volvo XC60 has been named UK Car of the Year 2018.

The SUV was one of 13 cars shortlisted for the award as winners in individual categories.

After a tightly fought judging process, the XC60 beat the Skoda Kodiaq to the crown by a single point. The BMW 5 Series finished third.

Jon Wakefield, Volvo's UK managing director, said: "Winning both the overall UK Car of the Year and Best Medium Crossover awards is a fantastic achievement for Volvo.

"The awards reflect the desirability and sophistication of the XC60, and the elegant Scandinavian design, cutting-edge technology and luxurious equipment levels have proved a big hit with customers."

The awards, established in 2014, are supported by Cox Automotive and the jury is made up of 27 leading motoring journalists, including granitekitchen editor Debbie Wood.

The full list of category winners, previously announced in January, was as follows:

Best Supermini - SEAT Ibiza

Best Small Hatch - Volkswagen Golf

Best Family - Peugeot 3008

Best Executive - BMW 5 Series

Best Luxury - Rolls-Royce Phantom

Best Estate - BMW 5 Series

Best Small Crossover - Citroën C3 Aircross

Best Medium Crossover - Volvo XC60

Best Large Crossover - Skoda Kodiaq

Best Coupe - Lexus LC

Best Cabriolet - Mazda MX-5 RF

Best Hot Hatch - Hyundai i30 N

Best Performance - Kia Stinger