Volvo XC70 Voted Car of the Year in Russia
GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN– The Volvo XC70 has been voted Car of the Year in Russia. For the second time inthree years, Volvo Car’s image-booster has taken first prize in the “Estate Carwith Off-Road Capability” category. A total of 104,722 people voted in 19different categories this year, the eighth time the competition has been held.
In thecrossover category, the Volvo XC70 won ahead of the Audi All Road Quattro andSubaru Legacy Outback. Anouk Poelmann, sales and marketing director of VolvoCar Russia received the award. This is the second time in three years that the XC70 haswon in this category. In 2006 it was the previous generation of the Volvo XC70that clinched first prize in the same class.
Volvo Car Russia held a lottery with a V50 going to one of the participants in the competition.The winner was an 18-year-old man from Nizhniy Novgorod.
Volvo Car’ssales in Russia during 2007 was 21,077 cars. That was an increase of 95 percent compared withthe year before. More information is available on the Volvo Car Russian Web site(in Russian only): http://www.volvocars.com/ru.