The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show. It is the first World Car of the Year award for the brand.

The win comes after the Volvo XC40 small SUV was recently named European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show.

“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 finalists for this year’s competition included the Alfa Romeo Giulia, BMW X3, Kia Stinger, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Leaf, Toyota Camry, Range Rover Velar, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen T-Roc.