October 15, 2004
Volvo 3CC concept car wins gold for eco-friendly performance
Goteborg, Sweden – The Volvo 3CC concept car won a total of five gold medals for its environmental performance and took the overall prize for best prototype design at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum contest last week.
Volvo Car Corporation was awarded a total of 10 gold and six silver medals at the international contest staged in Shanghai, China on October 12-14, 2004. The Challenge Bibendum jury awarded medals for fuel efficiency, regulated emissions, CO2 emissions, acceleration and braking performance.
“The Volvo 3CC was unveiled for the first time in Shanghai and we are overjoyed that it did so well by winning gold medals for its eco-friendly performance and by taking the prestigious design prize,” said Lars Erik Lundin, vice president and general manager of the Volvo Monitoring and Concept Center (VMCC) in California where the concept vehicle was created. “We certainly achieved our goal to deliver fuel efficiency, versatility, comfort and safety in a car both exciting to look at and drive.”