V50 AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS GOLDEN STEERING-WHEEL TROPHY
The Volvo V50 has been awarded the
“Goldenes Lenkrad” (Golden Steering-wheel), a trophy instituted
by the German paper “Bild am Sonntag”. This is the second
time a Volvo has been awarded the prestigious award.
“This is a great honour and most rewarding
for us”, said a proud Hans-Olov Olsson, President and CEO
of Volvo Car Corporation at the prize giving ceremony in Berlin.
“A Swedish car getting a prestigious award in the extremely
tough and competitive German market and it is especially rewarding
since it was the readers of the paper who chose it winner“,
concludes Hans-Olov Olsson.
The Volvo V50 won the estate class in the “Readers category”,
beating seven competitors, thanks to its attractive design,
the high standard of safety, many engine alternatives and
a number of innovative solutions.
The Golden Steering-wheel awards were initiated 29 years ago
by “Bild am Sonntag” and this is the second time a Volvo car
receives the trophy. In 2000, the then new Volvo S60 was also
honoured with the Goldenes Lenkrad.