Volvo does the double in Auto Trader New Car Awards

Volvo Car UK triumphed twice at last night's inaugural Auto Trader New Car Awards, being awarded 'Green car of the year' for the XC90 T8 Twin Engine and 'Car brand with best features' for the company as a whole. The firm's V40 premium hatchback also made the final three for the overall 'New car of the year' title.

The XC90 T8 Twin Engine's title of 'Green car of the year' was awarded by virtue of the car having the highest rating in Auto Trader's expert reviews of any car with CO2 emissions of 50 g/km or less.

Meanwhile, the award for 'Car brand with best features' demonstrates that Volvo's commitment to making people's lives safer and less complicated is winning over the public. New car owners were asked to rate the importance of certain features to them, such as navigation, smartphone integration and air conditioning. Overall, Volvo owners were the most satisfied with each of these features in their own cars – a particularly strong endorsement of the firm's latest Sensus connectivity system, which is now compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Andy Pringle, Auto Trader's Cars Editor, said: "The Auto Trader New Car Awards celebrate new cars on the market that are truly admired by those who matter most: their owners. Picking up awards for 'Car brand with best features' and 'Green car of the year', Volvo proves to be a car brand that strikes a chord with its owners, and both of these awards demonstrate how Volvo continues to future-proof this with innovative technology and desirable alternative-fuel models."