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The World Car of the Year winners 2018

April 9, 2018
The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Volvo XC60
The winners of the World Car of the Year Awards 2018 have been announced at the New York Auto Show.

The Volvo XC60 was announced as the overall winner from an initial entry list of 34 vehicles from all over the world – with the Range Rover Velar and Mazda CX‐5 named as runners-up.

To be eligible for the overall World Car of the Year award, the candidates must have been available for sale on at least two continents from 1 January 2017 – 31 May 2018.

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Volvo XC60

This year, vehicles were selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 82 top‐level automotive journalists from 24 countries.

Each juror was appointed by the World Car Steering Committee on the basis of his or her expertise, experience, credibility, and influence.  Each juror typically drives and evaluates new vehicles on a regular basis as part of their professional work.

Through their respective outlets they collectively reach an audience of multiple millions world‐wide.  The international accounting firm KPMG tabulates the jurors’ ballots.

Previous World Car of the Year winners include:
  • Jaguar F‐PACE (2017)
  • Mazda MX‐5 (2016)
  • Mercedes‐Benz C‐Class (2015)
  • Audi A3 (2014)
  • Volkswagen Golf (2013)
  • Volkswagen Up! (2012)
  • Nissan Leaf (2011)
  • Volkswagen Polo (2010)
  • Volkswagen Golf (2009)
  • Mazda2/Mazda Demio (2008)
  • Lexus LS460 (2007)
  • BMW 3‐Series (2006)
  • Audi A6 (2005)
You can find the complete list of the winners and runners-up for 2018 detailed below.

2018 World Car of the Year

  • Volvo XC60 (Winner)
  • Range Rover Velar
  • Mazda CX‐5

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Volvo XC60

2018 World Urban Car

  • Volkswagen Polo (Winner)
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Suzuki Swift

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - VW Polo

2018 World Luxury Car

  • Audi A8 (Winner)
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Panamera

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Audi A8

2018 World Green Car

  • Nissan LEAF (Winner)
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • BMW 530e iPerformance

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Nissan LEAF

2018 World Car Design of the Year

  • Range Rover Velar (Winner)
  • Volvo XC60
  • Lexus LC 500

The World Car of the Year winners 2018 - Range Rover Velar

*If you drive a World Car of the year 2018 winning vehicle, WHO should repair our vehicle if the unforeseen happens and you have an accident?

We’re glad you asked.

ALWAYS remember that a NEW Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan or Range Rover will have an OEM (original equipment manufacturers) warranty and motor plan. In order for the OEM warranty and motor plan not to be affected by an accident, your vehicle HAVE to be repaired by an OEM APPROVED Auto Body Repair centre.


Because when an Auto Body Repair centre is approved by an OEM (e.g. Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan or Range Rover) it means, quite frankly, that they know what they are doing.

They are the SPECIALISTS. They have the correct facilities, tools, training and experience required and will repair your vehicle to exact (and very strict) OEM standards.

Good news!

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  • Volvo Approved
  • Volkswagen Approved
  • Audi Approved
  • Nissan Approved
  • Range Rover Approved

So be SMART.

DO NOT compromise on quality, service or expertise. Make the #smartchoice. Choose OFS Smart Repair.


*Sources: Original article written by Business Tech staff writer for Business






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