ROCKLEIGH, NJ - The Volvo C30 has been honored with the 2010 Motorist Choice Award for its top scores in ownership satisfaction and overall ownership costs in the Premium Brand, Cute category by car buying information site, IntelliCoice and automotive market research firm, AutoPacific.

The Motorist Choice Awards are the result of 42,000 customer surveys and analysis and are designed to direct consumers towards vehicles that fit their lifestyles and pocketbook. The awards were calculated by merging IntelliChoice's empirical cost of ownership data and owner satisfaction data from AutoPacific's survey of new car and light truck buyers.

"This award showcases Volvo's commitment to not only creating cars that are leading the industry in safety - but creating ones that people will want to show off and are proud to own," said Art Battaglia, Volvo's lifecycle, business and brand strategy manager. "The Volvo C30 truly looks like nothing else on the road, and to receive this award from our own customers means a lot to us."

The Volvo C30 is as fun to drive as it is to admire. It delivers an exhilarating driving experience with turbocharged performance and dynamic handling. The C30 T5 and C30 R-Design are powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that produces 227 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. Yet, beneath its revolutionary style and power lies the heart of a true Volvo, embodying a fastidious devotion to safety that remains at the cornerstone of Volvo's core commitments to its customers.

The Volvo C30 was previously awarded the 2009 SmartChoice Award from IntelliChoice in the Cost of Ownership, Near Luxury Class category.

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, ( is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCNA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet