Volvo XC40 voted Europe’s Coty
The new Volvo XC40, which goes on sale in South Africa in April, has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker. Pre-orders for the XC40 in in Europe and the U.S. already exceed 20 000 units. The XC40 is the first model on Volvo Cars’ new compact modular vehicle architecture (CMA), which will underpin all upcoming cars in the 40 Series, including fully electrified vehicles. Co-developed together with Geely, CMA provides the company with the necessary economies of scale for this segment. Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360° Camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces.