Eight women motoring writers from seven different countries – all members of the jury panel for Women’s World Car of the Year – will be present for the award ceremony, along with senior executives from Volvo Cars.
The trophy is a hand-carved wooden depiction of a curled fern frond – a New Zealand symbol known as the koru. The wood is ancient, native, kauri. The sculptor is nationally-renowned Hugh McKechnie from Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Volvo Cars will also be presented with two certificates – one for the XC90 winning the supreme title and the other for winning the SUV-Crossover category.
The day’s activities for the visiting women motoring writers will include a look at Volvo Cars new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA), which will form the foundation of a new global range of compact cars, two Concept Cars based on the CMA platform, safety and autonomous driving with the C26 concept.
“We are very honoured to receive this prize. We see it as a recognition of having delivered on our promise, to understand you, to protect what´s important to you and to make you feel special,” said Håkan Samuelsson, President & CEO of Volvo Car Group.
“This is the essence of the Volvo brand and the XC90 is a perfect example of this.