Volvo C40 Recharge wins ‘Most Desirable Car of the Year’ at the 2022 New Zealand Autocar Car of the Year awards

It is our pleasure to announce that the Volvo C40 Recharge has received the ‘Most Desirable Car of the Year’ award at the 2022 New Zealand Autocar Car of the Year awards. The renowned Autocar Car of the Year awards showcases the best-in-class vehicles that were introduced to the market in the past 12 months.

The Volvo C40 Recharge is undoubtedly a highly desirable vehicle because it not only boasts a standout design, but also seamlessly integrates sustainability, cutting-edge technology, remarkable performance, and luxurious comfort into its stylish package. The C40 Recharge is a pure electric crossover that produces zero emissions and features a sleek and modern design that sets it apart from other electric vehicles on the market.

Volvo C40 – Most Desirable Car of the Year

“Guess it was inevitable that we would admire this new electric SUV from Volvo, given it shares its DNA with our overall COTY from 2021, the Polestar 2. Most thought the look worked too; thank those proportions, it’s a well balanced visual package. Starting at $87,500, the C40 doesn’t get the rebate but that we guess that will ensure a tad more exclusivity. Unlike a Tesla Model Y, it’s not something you’ll see every other minute, and it’s a much nicer thing to be seen in.” – Autocar New Zealand

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The Volvo Range

The Volvo range is undeniably appealing and has solidified its position as a brand to aspire to. With its sleek and modern designs, cutting-edge technology, and emphasis on sustainability, the new range offers a unique and compelling package that sets it apart from other luxury car brands.

The XC40, in particular, has quickly become a favorite thanks to its versatile and spacious interior, impressive performance, and advanced safety features. The XC60 and XC90 are also popular choices for those in need of a larger SUV, while the S60 and S90 sedans offer a luxurious and refined driving experience. With such a diverse range of vehicles, there truly is a Volvo for everyone.

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Volvo XC40

Designed for the city and beyond. Our compact SUV is perfectly suited for those who like the practical features of an SUV while retaining many of the agile driving characteristics of a hatchback.

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Volvo XC60

Our Volvo XC60, our dynamic, mid-sized SUV — and with refreshed design details and Google built in, it’s smarter than ever.

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Volvo XC90

The SUV you trust to protect your family, now protects their future. Intuitively yours. Advanced technology helps connect your drive to personalised comfort and mobility.

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Volvo S60

The Volvo S60 Scandinavian sedan, designed to take you there. Precise, sharp reactions and a dynamic, relaxed ride. With an advanced chassis, all that’s left for you to do is enjoy pure driving pleasure.

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