And the winner is? Volvo XC60. The Volvo crossover has been winning best of awards across the globe. Now it has taken home the big one. World Car of the Year 2018. The latest award was given out at the New York International Auto Show last week.

It's the first win in the World Car competition for Volvo. World Car of the Year is judged by more than 80 leading automotive journalists from around the world.

"I am pleased to see our company’s product investments paying off," said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. "We are up against some tough competition, but this award for the XC60 show that Volvo has the right combination of design, connectivity and safety that appeals to customers across the world."

The latest accolade comes just weeks after Samuelsson's own win as World Car Person of the Year, given out at the Geneva show.