Swedish Volvo XC40 SUV has once again become the car of the year Japan

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Swedish Volvo XC40 SUV has once again become the car of the year Japan

Everything began! The closer to the New year, the more there are all kinds of ratings and carried out calculations about automotive and automobile companies and agencies. As they say, the chickens are hatched. Everyone is curious to know what a year lived world autotoolset. What brand and model is preferred, what tires were put on wheels, and what flavors hung in the shop. Everything must be taken into account that penny!


One of the important components of these ratings have become so-called “Best car of the year”. The Americans calculate your rating at the beginning of next year on autoshow in Detroit in the framework of the “North American car and truck of the year” in Europe will bring your total under a logical name of “European car of the year” and world car of the year will be announced at the competition in January 2019

Is your parochial rating, and Japan. You also wonder to know what the car prefers a spoiled Japanese consumer? Surely this is something of their own, native. Toyota? Mazda? No, I understood as observant readers of the title, the winner in the ranking was the Swedish manufacturer with its new small crossover, Volvo XC40. This model received the title of “Best car of the year Japan 2018-2019 years”.


As is customary in other similar competitions, the finalists eliminates the jury. In the land of the rising sun right to choose endowed with 60 people, which includes not only automotive journalists and professionals from the world of cars, but also students of technical Universities. As they say, let the students learn to be beautiful in his youth.


The competition was attended by the cars sold in the Japanese market from 1 November 2017 to 31 October 2018.


The contest Volvo XC40 scored 363 points

Toyota Corolla took second place with 314 points.

Volkswagen Polo was in third place with 197 points;

Toyota Crown 170 points and fourth position;

Fifth place (156 points) once again the Japanese model Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.


Note that this is one of the oldest competitions of this kind, Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) is carried out since 1980. Finalists during this time were the following car model:

2017-2018 Volvo XC60

2016-2017 Subaru Impreza

2015-2016 Mazda Roadster

2014-2015 Mazda Demio[2][3]

2013-2014 Volkswagen Golf

2012-2013 Mazda CX-5

2011-2012 Nissan Leaf

2010-2011 Honda CR-Z

2009-2010 Toyota Prius

2008-2009 Toyota iQ

2007-2008 Honda Fit

2006-2007 Lexus LS430

2005-2006 Mazda MX-5

2004-2005 Honda Legend

2003-2004 Subaru Legacy

2002-2003 Honda Accord

2001-2002 Honda Fit

2000-2001 Honda Civic

1999-2000 Toyota Vitz/Platz/Fun Cargo

1998-1999 Toyota Altezza

1997-1998 Toyota Prius

1996-1997 Mitsubishi Galant

1995-1996 Honda Civic

1994-1995 Mitsubishi FTO

1993-1994 Honda Accord

1992-1993 Nissan March

1991-1992 Honda Civic

1990-1991 Mitsubishi Diamante

1989-1990 Toyota Celsior

1988-1989 Nissan Silvia

1987-1988 Mitsubishi Galant

1986-1987 Nissan Pulsar

1985-1986 Honda Accord

1984-1985 Toyota MR2

1983-1984 Honda Civic

1982-1983 Mazda Capella

1981-1982 Toyota Soarer

1980-1981 Mazda Familia