Volvo XC40 Makes Top 10 Finalist In The AutoTrader South African Car of The Year

The New Volvo XC40 has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year. In this year’s competition for the coveted title, Volvo Cars SA is contending with other automotive manufacturers.

The finalists were compiled with input from the buying public who were encouraged to vote for the winning car manufacturer through the AutoTrader page and judged based on a number of categories including the technology, engineering, and sales of the vehicles amongst other things.

The Volvo XC40 is one of the leading finalists announced on Tuesday, 20 November at an exclusive event held at The Garden Venue in Northriding, Johannesburg. The car has become a favourite amongst South Africans for its unique features such as safety, infotainment and proudly Scandinavian design.

‘As a competition that enjoys international recognition, it is truly an honour to have Volvo Cars SA  selected as a finalist for the AutoTrader South African Car Of The Year. It is a pivotal moment in motoring, as a previous winner of this title with the XC 90 which scooped the award in 2016 and  the S40 in 2005, we are excited to have the XC40 as a contender for the prestigious competition. We are grateful for the continued support we receive from our consumers and  certainly look forward to the winner  announcement in 2019’– says Volvo Cars SA Managing Director, Greg Maruszewski

‘We are extremely proud to be recognised as one of the best car manufacturers  in South Africa as Volvo Cars SA and  strongly believe in automotive excellence – this is evident in the technology, engineering and innovation found in the manufacturing of our cars. We are  excited to be in the finals with the new XC40’ – added Charmagne Mavudzi, Head of Marketing and PR at Volvo Cars SA.


The Autotrader Car Of The Year winners will be announced in early April 2019.

About Volvo Cars SA:

Volvo has a proud heritage. Since 1927, we’ve challenged conventions and pushed boundaries. Throughout our rich history, we’ve been dedicated to making people’s lives easier, safer, better – a commitment that will continue into the future.

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