Volvo XC40 is the 2018 Euro car of the year

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The new Volvo XC40 compact SUV has been named 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.

The final contenders were the Seat Ibiza city car, the BMW 5-Series sedan, the Kia Stinger, the Citroen C3 Aircross, the Audi A8, Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, and the Volvo. Last year the winner was the Peugeot 3008 SUV. Interestingly enough, the Volvo XC60 is a finalist for the World Car of the Year 2018.

Volvo South Africa will be releasing the XC40 locally in April. The compact crossover is aimed squarely at the Mercedes GLA, BMW X2 and Audi Q2, and is the first vehicle to sit on Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture. All models are all-wheel drive and automatic. The D3, T4 front-wheel drive versions will arrive later in the year.

XC40 D4 AWD Momentum (140kw/400nm) : R595 054

XC40 T5 AWD Momentum (185kw/350nm) : R605 016

XC40 D4 AWD Inscription (140kw/400nm) : R626 554

XC40 D4 AWD R-Design (140kw/400nm) : R633 554

XC40 T5 AWD Inscription (185kw/350nm) : R636 516

XC40 T5 AWD R-Design (185kw/350nm) : R643 516

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