Another Award-Winning Year For Volvo

Here at Mill, it is no secret that we have been spreading the word about the exceptional quality, innovation and pared-back luxury the Volvo brand offers. So it will come as no surprise that we are delighted to announce that the marque is enjoying outstanding industry success, having won numerous prestigious industry awards in the past few years.

Volvo’s award-winning run looks set to continue this year as the Volvo XC40 has already scooped the UK Car of the Year ‘Best Hatch’ award, while the Volvo V60 has enjoyed success gaining the ‘Best Estate’ award.

This double honour from UK Car of the Year offers independent validation of the brand's success in comprehensively renewing its model range, delivering new cars that are desirable, distinctive and at the cutting edge of connectivity and safety technology.

Plus the success of both the XC40 and the V60 vehicles means they are now both in the running for the highly-esteemed ‘UK Car of the year’ award.


It doesn’t end there though, as Volvo has also won double honours in 2019 WHAT CAR? Awards. What Car? Awards are one of the most prestigious and best-respected car industry awards in the UK, so it is a great honour for the XC40 to have retained its 2018 title of Family SUV of the year.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor praised the XC40 – What Car's overall Car of the Year in 2018 – for having become an even more attractive proposition. He said:

"Last year's Car of the Year retains its position as the very best family SUV you can buy. It's as plush as it is practical, and the engines that have been added to the line-up in the last 12 months only add to its appeal."

The XC90 also gained recognition in the awards with its hybrid model, which was granted What Car? Plug-in Car of the Year award. This is a huge boost and an emphatic seal of approval for Volvo’s electrified powertrain which will be rolled out in other models over the coming years.

Jon Wakefield, Volvo Car UK Managing Director, said of Volvo’s impressive awards haul:

"These awards reaffirm the all-round strengths and appeal of our new model line-up. We aim to provide customers with the best possible choice, no matter what their needs, and will continue to develop these model ranges with new powertrains and the latest advances in high-tech equipment."

It’s clear to see that Volvo is storming ahead, gaining recognition for a diverse selection of its range. However, if you needed any more convincing about the impressive Volvo line-up, then why not take a look at Volvo’s impressive awards tally since 2018.

A total of 41 awards in 2018

  • AM Awards Manufacturer of the Year: Volvo
  • AM Awards New Car of the Year: XC60
  • UK Car of the Year Awards Best Medium Crossover: XC60
  • Company Car Today Large SUV of the Year: XC90
  • Company Car Today Premium Lower Medium Car of the Year: V40
  • What Car? Awards Safety Award: XC60
  • What Car? Awards Small Family SUV: XC40
  • What Car? Awards Car of the Year 2018: XC40
  • Fleet World Honours Best Large SUV: XC60
  • UK Car of the Year Awards UK Car of the Year: XC60
  • European Car of the Year Awards European Car of the Year: XC40
  • World Car Awards World Car of the Year: XC60
  • Expert Eye Awards Best Fleet Manufacturer 2018
  • Autocar Awards Gamechanger: XC40
  • Auto Trader New Car Awards Best Car Launched in the Last Year: XC60
  • DieselCar and EcoCar Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV: XC40
  • Which? Car Brand of the Year: Volvo
  • Tow Car Awards Best Family SUV: XC40
  • CarDealer Power Manufacturer Marketing Initiative of the Year: Volvo
  • Auto Express Small Premium SUV of the Year: XC40
  • Auto Express Best Premium SUV of the Year: XC60
  • Motor Trader Carmaker of the Year: Volvo
  • Co-op Insurance Safest Used Car Awards Safest Used Car: V40
  • BusinessCar Awards New Company Car of the Year: XC40
  • BusinessCar Awards Best Compact SUV: XC40
  • BusinessCar Awards Best Large SUV: XC90
  • BusinessCar Awards Manufacturer of the year: Volvo
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Best Family Towcar: XC60
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Overall TowCar of the Year: XC60
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Class winner Caravan Weight 1500kg – 1700kg: XC60
  • Caravan and Motorhome Club Class Winner Caravan Weight: XC40
  • Parkers New Car Awards Best Large Family Car: V60
  • News UK Motor Awards Best Family Car: V60
  • Carwow awards Practicality Award: V60
  • Carwow awards Manufacturer of the Year: Volvo
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards Estate Car of the Year: V60
  • GreenFleet Awards PHEV Manufacturer of the Year: Volvo
  • BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards SUV of the Year: XC40
  • tve Global Sustainability Film Awards Transforming Society: The Unseen Ocean
  • Carbuyer Compact Executive Car of the Year: V60
  • Driving Electric Large Plug-in Hybrid of the Year: XC60 T8

6 Awards so far in 2019

  • Company Car Today Premium Crossover of the Year: XC40
  • What Car? Awards Family SUV of the year: XC40
  • What Car? Awards Plug-in Hybrid Car of the year: XC90 T8 Twin Engine
  • Diesel Car and Eco Car Best Used Luxury SUV: XC90
  • UK Car of the Year awards Best Small Hatch: XC40
  • UK Car of the Year awards Best Estate: V60