Volvo closed off 2018 perfectly with not one but two wins at the Carbuyer and DrivingElectric Awards. The Volvo V60 was named the Carbuyer Compact Executive Car of the Year, while the Volvo XC60 T8 Twin Engine gained the DrivingElectrive Large Plug-in Hybrid of the Year award.
Steve Fowler, Carbuyer and DrivingElectric Editorial Director, said: “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.”
Turning to the XC60 T8 Twin Engine, he added: “Combine Volvo’s classy XC60 with its T8 plug-in hybrid technology and you have a match made in heaven, with affordable running costs and a big hit of performance.”
At Johnsons we simply love both of these models, with the V60 being the perfect mid-sized estate to accompany you on every outing thanks to its immensely comfortable interior and driver-centric design. And the XC60’s high-performance powertrain and AWD make it a pleasure to drive at the same time as producing the lowest CO2 emissions of the Volvo range.
John Ritchie, Retailer Principal at Johnsons Solihull, said: “It’s great to see the V60 and XC60 win these awards because they recognise the advances Volvo is making as a brand. The V60 has enjoyed an unprecedented reception since its launch and established itself as the benchmark model in its class. At the same time, Volvo is setting new standards for design, practicality and customer appeal with both models, and is also investing in advanced Twin Engine plug-in hybrid technology that balances customer demand for performance, fuel economy and emissions efficiency.
“We are immensely proud of the two models and we encourage car buyers in West Midlands to come and take a test drive to experience their award-winning features for themselves.”
If you’d like to find out more about the V60 or XC60 T8 Twin Engine, please get in touch with your local Johnsons Volvo today where the helpful and friendly team will be able to answer any questions you may have.