NEW YORK (April 21, 2011) – Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) today was awarded the 2011 International Sedan of the Year at the New York International Auto Show by the International Car of the Year (ICOTY) jury. The all-new sports sedan was deemed best-in-class for the most superlative connection with consumer lifestyles. The selection was made by a jury of 12 nationally recognized automotive journalists.
“To receive the International Sedan of the Year award and be named ‘Most Dependable’ demonstrate first-hand that the Volvo S60 connects with consumers’ lifestyles on both an emotional and rational level,” said Doug Speck, president and CEO of VCNA, who accepted the award. “From our advanced technology safety features and masterful Scandinavian design, to its best-in-class fuel economy and award-winning engine, the S60 delivers something for everyone. It is without a doubt a game changer for us.”
In its 15th year, the ICOTY Awards remain a respected industry honor, measuring what no other automotive award does, the emotional connection between car and consumer. “The ICOTY Awards are not based on camshafts and chrome but rather lifestyle compatibility and how well automakers achieve that goal,” said Courtney Caldwell, ICOTY executive producer.
Just how many awards has the Volvo S60 accumulated? Check out the list below:
- International Car of the Year — Most Dependable for 2011
- Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Award
- IIHS Top Safety Pick: Midsize cars
- Vincentric’s 2011 Best Value in America
- Automobile Magazine All-Star Award
- Ward’s 10 Best Engines
- The New York Times’ Top 10 Cars for 2010
- 2011 Women’s World Family Car of the Year