he new Volvo XC40 small SUV has been named the 2018 European Car of the Year ahead of the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. It is the first win of this prestigious award for Volvo Cars, the premium car maker. “Winning this award with our new XC40 is perfect timing,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “Volvo now has three globally available SUVs in its range for the first time. The XC40 will be a strong contributor to further growth, taking us into a new and fast-growing small SUV segment.” The XC40 win means that the complete line-up of new global Volvo SUVs have each been named Car of the Year in either Europe or North America. Both the large XC90 and mid-size XC60 were awarded the North American Truck/Utility of the Year title in the past two years. The XC40 sets a new standard in its segment in terms of design, connectivity and safety technology. Safety and driver assistance features on the XC40 include Volvo Cars’ Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support and the 360° Camera that helps drivers manoeuvre their car into tight parking spaces. The XC40 also offers ingenious interior design and storage ideas with more functional storage space in the doors and under the seats, a special space for phones including inductive charging, a foldout hook for small bags, plus a removable waste bin in the tunnel console. In 2017, the company announced its commitment to electrify all Volvo Cars launched from 2019. In line with this leadership position in electrification, a hybridised, as well as a pure electric powertrain option for the XC40 will be added later. Although it’s unknown yet if this model will come down under. “We have a clear strategy for growth and we are committed to leading in automotive safety, connectivity services and electrification,” said Håkan Samuelsson. “The XC40 reflects that commitment, and looking at the response from our customers and from the COTY jury here today, we are on the right track.” To discover all of Volvo’s latest models go to Annlyn Motors at Penrith for a test drive. + t BEST IN ITS CLASS IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FAULT THE XC40. A RECORD FIVE-TIME WINNER OF VOLVO CAR’S DEALER OF THE YEAR. 2004 | 2008 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 Annlyn Motors Volvo 93/99 York Rd, Penrith NSW 2750 02 4722 9900 www.annlynmotors.com.au To enter, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions. The prize must be taken, and is not redeemable for cash. The draw will take place at Annlyn Motors Volvo 93-99 York Road, Penrith at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th January 2018. To win the prize, the winner must attend the draw. No proxy will be accepted. For further T&C’s please visit: http://annlynmotors.com.au/terms-conditions/ or see in store for more details. The promoter of the draw is John Dunn of Annlyn Motors 93-99 York Road, Penrith (02) 4722 9900 LTPS-17-10456 WIN A BRAND NEW VOLVO V40 T3 KINETIC A RECORD FIVE-TIME WINNER OF VOLVO CAR’S DEALER OF THE YEAR. 2004 | 2008 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 Annlyn Motors Volvo 93/99 York Rd, Penrith NSW 2750 02 4722 9900 www.annlynmotors.com.au To enter, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions. The prize must be taken, and is not redeemable WIN A BRAND NEW VOLVO V40 T3 KINETIC ANNLYN POP UP SHOWROOM @ WESTFIELD CENTRE PENRITH Come and see us at the POP UP SHOWROOM on the top floor at Westfield Penrith. Drop in for chat with our award winning team. Annlyn Motors have been a part of the local community for over 20 years, they pride themselves on their professional staff and award winning service and that is the reason Annlyn customers remain loyal and satisfied.