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Volvo CarBuyer/Driving Electric Awards put the Swedish automaker top of the class

Volvo V60 and XC60 T8 Twin Engine earn prestigious CarBuyer/Driving Electric Awards

06/12/2018

The new Volvo V60 premium mid-size estate has been named Compact Executive Car of the Year by CarBuyer, while the technologically advanced Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine has been crowned Large Plug-in Hybrid of the Year by DrivingElectric. These awards prove whether it's a combustion engine or hybrid car you’re in the market for, Volvo is a serious contender to be reckoned with.

Volvo CarBuyer Awards and Volvo Driving Electric Awards prove the Swedish automaker is successfully moving its new vehicle range smoothly and effortlessly towards a more sustainable, economical and low emissions future.

The Volvo V60 is built on the company's cutting-edge SPA platform and utilises Volvo's modern and efficient Drive-E petrol and diesel powertrains to deliver an elegant, contemporary, practical and efficient premium mid-size car. The spacious cabin and class-leading boot capacity of the Volvo V60 make it an excellent choice, but its powerful, efficient and smooth engines complete the package to make it the award-winner it now is.

Carbuyer and DrivingElectric Editorial Director, Steve Fowler, said of the Volvo V60: "Volvo is a brand on a roll at the moment, and the V60 could well be its most impressive model yet. Sharp looks, practicality and high levels of comfort make it a force to be reckoned with in this fiercely competitive segment. Right now, it’s the compact executive car we’d choose above all the others."

But it's the Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine that really shows how far the company's drive towards electrification has come, especially after scooping the DrivingElectric Large Plug-in Hybrid of the Year Award. Its plug-in hybrid system takes the incredibly popular premium midsize SUV to another level of performance and efficiency, with a best-of-both-worlds package of a 303 horsepower petrol engine and 87 horsepower electric motor working together in perfect harmony.

Volvo V60 and XC60 T8 Twin Engine CarBuyer/Driving Electric Awards illustrate the practicality, versatility, quality and advanced technology of today's Volvo range

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