XC60 Named Finalist 2018 NACTOY Award!
North American Utility of the Year
Volvo recently announced that the all-new Volvo XC60 was named as a 2018 North American Utility of the Year finalist! How amazing is that? Winners will be announced the middle of this month so hopefully we’ll have a great update for you soon! In the meantime, keep reading for details.
It’s been nine years since the launch of the highly successful original XC60. The new 2018 XC60 replaces that original model. Did you know in that nine years the XC60 became the best selling premium mid-size SUV in Europe? In fact, there have been almost a million XC60s sold across the world. This is the third straight year a Volvo vehicle has been named as a finalists in the North American Car of the Year competition. The full size XC90 SUV was named the 2016 North American Truck of the Year.
“We have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs that offer the latest in technology. The new XC60 is no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle, and we have high hopes it will follow in the footsteps of the XC90 as a NACTOY winner,” said Anders Gustafsson, president and CEO, Volvo Car USA.
“The 2018 finalists reflect the incredible variety of vehicles and new, advanced technology automakers are adding to their offerings as well as the increasing emphasis on making the most advanced safety features available to consumers even on affordable models,” said Mark Phelan, President of NACTOY.
There were a great many new vehicles in the competition. Judges evaluated the finalists on segment leadership, design, handling and safety. The vehicle were also judged in the categories of driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. This has been an ongoing process and according to Volvo includes three rounds of voting.
All of us here at Beach Automotive Group and Beach Volvo are hoping for a win. While we wait for good news, stop by Beach Automotive and Beach Volvo and test drive a 2018 Volvo XC60. We already have them on the lot ready and waiting for you! By all means, come see us today!