• Volvo’s first compact SUV takes the top SUV honour in the BBC TopGear Magazine Awards

• Praised by the judges for its all-round quality and ability

• Award sustains an unprecedented start for the XC40, with record launch sales performance and multiple industry honours

• Customers can now test drive the model at Park’s Volvo

Park's Volvo is delighted to announce that the Volvo XC40 has been named the SUV of the Year in the 2018 BBC TopGear Magazine Awards.

As part of the judging process, TopGear Magazine described the XC40, which is available at Park's Volvo, as “excellent” and a “considered, thoughtful, effective machine”.

In its earlier review of the XC40, the magazine declared that “Volvo has made something distinctive”, making the point that “the values of an SUV correspond with many of the values of Volvo”. TopGear praised the XC40’s “comfy drive,” its “sense of all-weather security” and the “extremely well-organised and practical cabin”.

Garry Graham, Head of Business at Park's Volvo, said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to see the XC40 named SUV of the Year by such a reputable magazine.

The premium car might be the smallest SUV in Volvo’s line-up, but it encapsulates everything the Volvo brand aims to deliver in terms of striking, modern design, effective, intelligent use of new technologies, along with innovative engineering and unparalleled safety".

We are immensely proud of the XC40 and we encourage car buyers in Ayr to come and take a test drive to experience its award-winning features for themselves.”

The XC40’s impressive honours list already includes the 2018 European Car of the Year title, and the model achieved the maximum five-star rating when it was subjected to the more rigorous 2018 assessment by the independent vehicle safety organisation Euro NCAP.

Launched in September 2017, the XC40 is designed primarily for urban life, but is equally capable out on the open road in all weathers, especially those versions with all-wheel drive.

The appeal of the XC40 has increased with the addition of Volvo’s new and highly efficient 156hp T3 three-cylinder petrol engine and the 190hp T4 petrol and 150hp D3 diesel units to the range.

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