• Local retailer announces record-breaking year of awards for Volvo, with 43 significant honours in the UK in 2018
• Eagerly anticipated Volvo XC40 won 12 of the awards
• Volvo Car UK sold 50,319 new cars in the UK in 2018, its highest total in 28 years
• Customers can now test drive the award-winning models at Volvo Cars Watford
Volvo Cars Watford in Watford is delighted to announce an incredible year of awards and sales in 2018.
Volvo Car UK received an astonishing 43 major honours, alongside its highest new car sales total in 28 years. This marks an exceptional 9% increase in sales volume, bucking the trend in a market that declined overall by 7%.
There were awards for all three Volvo SUVs, with the XC40 claiming 12, including the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year title and Auto Express’s Small Premium SUV of the Year.
These achievements were reflected internationally, with the XC40 – available to test drive at Volvo Cars Watford on Greenhill Crescent – named European Car of the Year and the XC60 mid-size SUV acclaimed as the World Car of the Year. Volvo’s UK performance contributed to another year of record global sales, with more than 640,000 Volvo cars sold worldwide.
The launch of the new V60 premium estate delivered further success, with family car awards from Parkers and News UK, and the Practicality Award from carwow. It was also named Estate Car of the Year in the Scottish Car of the Year Awards and Best Compact Executive by Carbuyer.
David Reid, Head of Business at Volvo Cars Watford, said: “This exceptional run of awards is amazing to see, but each one is appreciated for the vote of confidence it represents in what we are doing to extend the all-round strength and appeal of the Volvo brand.
“We are immensely proud of our new range of cars, and our record-breaking sales show our customers rate them, too. We encourage car buyers in Watford to come and take a test drive to experience their award-winning features for themselves.”
For more information on the Volvo model range, please go to https://www.volvocarslondon.co.uk/new-cars