Volvo XC70 thrills the Russians – again

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  • XC70 voted Car of the Year for second time in three years
  • Sales increase of 95% for Volvo Cars in Russia

The Volvo XC70 has been voted Car of the Year in Russia – again. For the second time in three years, Volvo Car’s image-booster has taken first prize in the “Estate Car with Off-Road Capability” category.

The Car of the Year award in the world’s largest country is a true people’s competition. A total of 104 722 people voted in 19 different categories this year, the eighth time the competition has been held.

In the crossover category, the Volvo XC70 won ahead of the Audi All Road Quattro and Subaru Legacy Outback. This is the second time in three years that the XC70 has won in this category. In 2006 it was the previous generation of the Volvo XC70 that clinched first prize in the same class.

“It means that Russian customers prefer Volvo crossovers even if the competition on the car market is strong,” says Anouk Poelmann, sales and marketing director of Volvo Car Russia who received the award.

Volvo Cars sold 21 077 cars in Russia in 2007. That was an increase of 95% compared with 2006.

Two Car of the Year awards to Volvo Cars Thailand
Volvo Cars als excelled at the Car of the Year ceremony held in conjunction with the Bangkok International Motor Show where the manufacturer received two awards – in the “Best Advanced Technology” category for exceptional innovations in the field of safety (Volvo S80 3.2) and for “Best Luxury SUV” (Volvo XC90 D5).

Paul Stokes, president of Volvo Car Thailand, received the awards at the Car of the Year ceremony together with marketing director Khun Chantana Vatanaromya.

During ten public days some 1,6 million people visited the Bangkok International Motor Show, which ended on April 6th . Volvo Cars sold 60 cars during the show.