Volvo XC60 is No.1! 27/07/2010
Volvo XC60 is No.1! Back
Our stunning compact crossover rolls over competition to be judged "Best Performance Luxury Compact SUV"
Selangor, July 12: In news that comes as no surprise to all of us at Volvo Car Malaysia, the XC60 was adjudged the Best Performance Luxury Compact SUV during the Asian Auto-VCA Auto Industry Awards 2010 on July 12.
"We are extremely proud that we’re No.1 in this category, although it's no surprise to us," said Volvo Car Malaysia president Mr. Goran Larsson. "We faced some tough competition in this category, but nonetheless, we were sure that the Volvo XC60 would come out tops.
"After all, the XC60 is Volvo's safest and most stunning car ever, and let's not forget that it’s also a best seller in Malaysia and around the world!"
Larsson added that the XC60 was in a league of its own, thanks to cutting-edge features like City Safety – the world's first unique safety technology to help avoid low-speed collisions in city traffic.
The Asian Auto-VCA Auto Industry Awards, which began in 2008, focus mostly on real value propositions in each vehicle category, with the true intrinsic value of each vehicle judged. To be in the running for an award, a vehicle must be introduced into the Malaysian market during the past 12 months. A total of 33 car companies contested for the 18 awards up for grabs.
"This year's judging has been an interesting experience as I am pleased to note that some formerly quiet and less popular brands had come forward with exciting products for Malaysian consumers," said Daniel Fernandez, Chief Editor of Asian Auto.
"These brands have taken strong steps to move their 'game' up with better built, better quality and increased driver dynamics to take higher sales positions," he added.
For the 3rd consecutive year, Vehicle Certification Agency UK - the designated UK Vehicle Type Approval authority, continued its support for the awards as the title sponsor. The company supports the automotive industry by providing internationally recognised testing and certification for vehicles, their systems and components