Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2017 Car of the Year awards – this time for its celebrated S90 sedan and V90 wagon.
The S90 and V90 are following the footsteps of the Swedish company’s XC90, which has won more awards than almost any other new production model in recent years, over 120 since its launch, and came a very close second in the 2016 Car of the Year awards.
For the 2017 Car of the Year there were over 30 contenders in the first round. Volvo’s recent additions to its 90 Series, the S90 and V90, came out as clear favourites of the jury, winning a secure place in the list of seven finalists that will go forward to compete for the 2017 Car of the Year title.
This years’ jury of top motoring journalists consists of 58 members from 22 European countries, representing one of the motoring industries’ most coveted awards. The winner will be announced on March 6th, 2017 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Volvo’s S90 and V90 models have already been the recipients of numerous awards. The S90 was voted 2016 Car of the Year by the Association of Finnish Traffic and Motoring Journalists, and awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year. The V90 was most recently award the title of Car of the Year 2016 by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, whilst also claiming the Estate of the Year prize from the same jury.
Volvo Cars evolution as a premium car brand is set to continue with the imminent release of its new 60 Series cars, following hot on the heels of its successful 90 Series models.